By Joyce Olesen
Dec 05, 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 5


O.K. Scouts! Make a deal with your parents to not use anything technical for one day a week. That will include internet, TV, cell phones, and games. Phones should be put in a basket when you walk in the door. Take this time to get to know your Mom and Dad, or single parent. Do something meaningful together, cook a meal or snacks, eat, play a family game indoors or out. Honouring our parents is basic, but the ability to communicate is being lost to technical objects. Learn to talk to your Mom and Dad. Talk about your day, your week, your hopes, your fears. You can’t do that in a text. But above all, tell them you love them. It sure seems better coming from you personally.

Author: Joyce Olesen | is a grandmother, mother, and daughter of Scouters. She loves kids, camping, country music and sports cars. Her Dad was a Scout leader in Chicago in the early 1920’s and having only daughters did not bolster his Scouting hopes. As his “Scout” she was tying regulation knots by the time she was 7.

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