So many of you have bemoaned the fact that going on the road does require sacrifice. While not impossible, it is much harder for your children to participate in extracurricular activities such as soccer, karate, dance, gymnastics and scouting.
We know that both the Boys and Girl Scout offer programs that can be adapted to traveling life, but we thought, there’s got to be a better option. One that incorporates the unique aspects of our lifestyle, like our plentiful opportunities to interact with so many ‘mature’ rvers and the technical aspects of our homes.
And then one day…
My oldest son, Dominick, was wearing his old Tiger Cub cap and turned to me and I could see the glow of a light bulb coming straight through the mesh… “Hey Mom, why don’t we have our own scouting program for FtF kids?”
My mind raced… the potential was unlimited! RV Maintenance Badge, Roadschool Badge, Navigator Badge, Fire Safety, Water Safety… My brain wouldn’t stop spitting out potential badge earning opportunities!
I cornered FtF Moms Kelly Savory and Laura Hamilton and spilled out all the disjointed ideas and together we created thisamazing program!
We took the best parts of Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Guides and then took
out the tedious parts, like the need to have different siblings in
different programs, uniforms and neckerchiefs. Oh, and we made sure the
actual elements would literally fit into our lifestyle and not be too
heavy or cumbersome.
The FtF Explorer Program is a family centered program created to support leadership, creativity, and community centered activities for boys and girls. The suggested age range is from 5 to16 years old.
The FtF Explorer Motto is: Seek, Learn, Share
The FtF Explorer Mission is: To foster strong family values, leadership, creativity, safety awareness, community spirit and individual exploration.
This is a family centered program, and Explorers are encouraged to work with their siblings in the program toward achieving common goals.
I’d love to share more of this exciting program with you, so I invite you to check out
all the details by visiting https://www.fulltimefamilies.com/explorer/