"Colton and his mother have been involved as a Cub Scout since Colton was in kindergarten, the youngest a child can join Scouting. Laura has been a single parent since her child was born. When Colton was born, he had to have surgery and not long after had a traumatic brain injury which made it hard for him to remember things and has caused him to have behavior problems.
After trying to get Colton into a few activities, with no success, they tried Cub Scouts in hopes that he would learn teamwork, survival skills, and even be helped with his behavior. “Scouting has been super cool,” Colton’s mom said, “I like the values that Scouting teaches my son. He seems rowdy in meetings, but then I realize he’s just been cooped up in a classroom all day. Scouting has helped him at school and in social situations.”
Colton has since earned several Scouting awards, including his rank advancement for Bobcat, Lion, Tiger, and Wolf. “As Colton has gotten older, I try to stand back and let him do his thing. Scouts has helped my son learn to be a respectful person, help other people, and to be a good citizen,” says Colton’s mom."