I have both my children in scouts this year and they both seem to really be enjoying it. We try to make all activities and somehow boyscouts makes that a lot easier than girlscouts does. Girlscouts has a policy of "no tagalongs" which means no siblings, especially boys. I understand it to a certain degree being that it is about the girls and made more of a girl thing. This rule makes some girlscout activities for us impossible due to my husband working 3 - 11. I am not about to get a sitter for my son so that I can take my daughter to a Sock Hop - which is what we missed tonight. Then at the events where they do allow boys and I bring my son, I get all the looks like what is he doing here. At the boyscout meeting this past Tuesday, my daughter told me she wished she could be a boyscout instead because they let the whole family come to stuff..