‘Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout?’

Coming this spring to the National Geographic Channel is a new reality competition show that pits a select team of Eagle Scouts against a group of adult former scouts in a variety of high-adventure competitions.

Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout? is the brainchild of Thom Beers, the producer of such hit action-reality series as Deadliest Catch and Ice Road Truckers, and himself a one-time Boy Scout. “I loved being a Boy Scout,” he recalls. “It was awesome. I was three merit badges short of being an Eagle Scout, and for 40 years this has bugged the heck out of me. It gnawed at me.”

This article from Scouting Magazine gives an exciting preview of the action to come — read it to see what is in store for viewers.

Why is this relevant to American Heritage Girls? For the taste of high adventure! Let the girls — and the leaders! — see what possibilities are out there for them. Outdoor adventures are great for motivating girls to remain active in the Troop as they enter the teen years, and outdoor activities help develop teamwork and confidence in girls of all ages.

AHG programming includes many high adventure options, and for the girl who really wants the challenge, the Venturing program from BSA is available for girls 9th grade and above.

 

One thought on “‘Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout?’”

  1. I did notice, in an earlier promo for the show, a certain lack of kindness and courtesy in some of the Eagle Scouts. I hope that is something that will be addressed as I really look forward to sharing this show with all 4 of my kids, 2 life scouts, an Explorer (AHG) and my 4 year old.We are blessed to have a Venturing Crew here in our town and I hope our AHG troop will be working on outdoor skills with them a little this spring. I know I do not need to worry about their kindness or courtesy. I have seen several of them teaching the youth portion of Wood Badge, and helping out in the community. Glad to see men and women of character coming out of the progams we invested our time and our children’s into.

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