We're part of the Gulf Stream council here. Just had our final pack meeting last week. I tell you, Cub Scouts has been very good for us. We've met wonderful people and my son is spending more time playing with kids from the den than kids in our neighborhood. We just seem to have more in common with the Scout parents and kids and they are, in general, a far higher quality of people.
I think you’ll find that is the case with scout families everywhere.
I had a really cool experience this past weekend. We took our Boy Scouts to the Air Force Museum at Wright Patterson AFB in Dayton, OH. We camped on base and went to Sunday Services at the base chapel. 25 dirty and smelly scouts were warmly welcomed into the chapel. The Chaplains wife was walking by with her young son who was about 6. She told me that he was going to be a Tiger Cub next year. So I got down on my knee and taught him the “secret” Cub Scout handshake. He was pretty excited.
In the six years we’ve been involved, we’ve met a ton of great people both in our unit and within the brotherhood of scouting.