I have an opinion question here.
I was a Boy Scout as a youth from an inner city Ghetto troop. No one ever made Eagle in our troop. As a SPL it was difficult on the best days to work together for any kind of effort. Also I was the old Scout at 13 because any youth older than me had quit out. I fell 3 merit badges short of Eagle.
Our Scoutmaster did not offer a single merit badge class. Nor did he help or encourage us to rank up. We did not have an assistant.
I almost quit my troop to move on to a better one, but felt loyal to the Ghetto.
FfWD 25 years. I am a Den Leader for my son’s pack. As a Cub Leader I do all I can for the youth. I have a few years to until we move to the Boyscout troop. But I want to offer merit badge training soon. And I want to help the youth make their advancements.
I am understanding that I can’t do it for them. I am wanting to offer a path to meet halfway as a leader.
I have seen great troops offer a great program. Is it a bad thing that I want to offer a great program? Is it supposed to be hard?