Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Cub Scouts and homeschooling...a formula for learning and success

What a promising idea...encouraging Cub Scout troops to team up with homeschoolers. This article from Scouting Magazine gives some wonderful advice on why and how to incorporate homeschoolers into your pack. It also provides some rather interesting statistics on homeschooling here in America.

"The fastest-growing school in America meets at the kitchen table. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the number of homeschooled students rose from 850,000 in 1999 to 1.5 million in 2007. The National Home Education Research Institute puts the total even higher—at around 2 million, or 3.5 percent of America’s school-age population."

There are probably thousands more uncounted homeschoolers since many of us never bothered to enroll in our state or local programs.

"Homeschool families can make a great addition to many packs because they’re child-focused, contain involved parents, and often share many of Cub Scouting’s core values."

Something we've known all along. Go Cub Scouts!

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