I do credit a lot of my life skills to a wide variety of experiences, but a lot of them came from a strong background in Scouting. My former group was on the first episode of Discovery’s Canada’s Greatest Know-it-All challenging adult braggart Jack of all Trades to some of the more commonplace skills that a young boy is taught in Scouting.
Now the National Geographic Channel is taking that one episode idea and going a whole step farther. Thom Beers, (Executive Producer of Ice Road Truckers, Deadliest Catch and 1000 Ways to Die) is a former Boy Scout from the American Tradition and looking back on his life regrets never completing enough Merit Badges to earn Eagle Scout.
Beers is bringing us a new reality challenge show called Are You Tougher than a Boy Scout?
Edit: TV show trailer removed upon request.
Much like the Are you Smarter than a Fifth Grader, the show will face off people who think they can do better against some of the brightest and most active Boy Scouts from the US. Will these boastful adults be able to take on Boy Scouts and prove themselves?
As the preview illustrates, the Boy Scout organization does provide the opportunity to experience adventure, life skills and broaden your abilities. These competitors will soon learn not to underestimate these kids.
But when they do find themselves in trouble and need rescuing, the Scouts are trained in that as well.
I learned Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Archery, Outdoor Survival skills, and had a lot of adventures that I wouldn’t otherwise have, all from Scouting.
Were you ever part of Scouting? What did you learn?