Girls and boys get a head-start on working in the community

Published: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 06:05 PM.

Founded just two years before the Girl Scouts in 1910, The Boy Scouts of America provides programs that promote ethical decision making skills, the will to help others and of course, the fun stuff.

Farmer climbed the Boy Scout ranks in his youth, ultimately earning his Eagle Scout title. The experience had a huge impact on his life.

"It helped shape my sense of moral responsibility and gave me a greater appreciation for the outdoors and our country."

The outdoor activities are a major draw to young boys.

"I got to learn what poison ivy looks like," said Farmer's son and Cub Scout Colton. "My favorite thing so far was archery day. Next, I want to learn how to use a pocket knife."

Farmer decided to become a den leader at the urging of his son.

"When we signed up at the beginning of the year, there was not a leader for the Tiger Cubs," he explained. "My son turned to me and said 'You always tell me to be a leader Dad, don't you want to be our leader?'"

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