I have finally wrapped my heart around scouting. For the longest time I thought it was "extra". Like "good for you - your son's an Eagle Scout, bonus points".
I've recently had an education. For the last 3 years my husband has tried to change my heart towards scouting. It is the activity arm of the Priesthood. The church spends a LOT of money to be a part of the BSA, Pres. Monson himself is still a scouter. It must be important. Then he taught me about what scouting does for a young man. Not just how to tie knots, lots of camping and amazing survival skills, but honor, dignity, integrity, and a lot of other really cool things I want my sons to BE.