Item description for Why Scouting Works for Black Boys by Justin Lewter...
Scouting is presented as a solution to the challenges faced by African American boys in this insightful resource. Whether children are raised in single-parent homes or without strong male role models, orfor thoselured by the surrogate support of urban street life, the book posits that scouting can provide boys with some necessary foundations. Scouting also teaches boys in a single-gender structure, which offers the extra discipline thatmany schools favor. As the book's pro-scouting stance focuses on the history and benefits, it doubles as an effective recruiting tool for scouting programs, as well as a useful consultant for single mothers, youth workers, and church officials.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 5.25" Height: 8.5" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2008
Publisher African American Images
ISBN 1934155101 ISBN13 9781934155103
Availability 0 units.
More About Justin Lewter
Justin Lewter has been an educator and youth worker for more than a decade. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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How increased enrollment in the Boy Scouts could help the country Jul 10, 2008
Too many young black Americans, are falling into exactly what the worst stereotypes depict. Is there a way for parents to help their children avoid this fate? "Why Scouting Works for Black Boys" is a guide focusing on young African American children and how increased enrollment in the Boy Scouts could help the country - while realistically realizing that the Boy Scouts are not a panacea for the world's ills. Pushing improved values all around, "Why Scouting Works for Black Boys" is a top pick for any community library black studies collection and for any parent who wants the best for their child.