It was around 9:30 p.m. when Colton, a Scouts BSA member from Texas, gathered online with some friends — each from their own homes — to play videogames. During an otherwise routine call as the boys prepared to begin, Colton began to sense that something was wrong.
The latest batch of 11 projects — from 9 different states — includes installing new signage at a local park in Missouri, improving access to outdoors areas at a rehabilitation facility in Ohio and installing new outdoor games at a middle school in Kentucky.
Pediatric ophthalmologist Noha Ekdawi says spending time outdoors — specifically, in the sunlight — is the best way to prevent myopia, or nearsightedness, in children. What do most Scout units do several times a month? Go outside!
“A Scout is thankful” — not officially part of the Scout Law, but certainly worth making it part of our lives this week. So much so that I’ll be publishing three consecutive posts leading up to Thanksgiving about the three things we at On Scouting are most thankful for.