Leadership

When I was a kid we did Scouting.

Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts….

It was fun and rewarding.  Community and confidence building.

(Thats a pic of the “50 mile hike” – which I completed @ ~10yo)

 

In Santa Cruz we have something structured that is very similar – and possibly even more practical (with less impact on the ol’ knees…).

 

Junior Life Guards

Check it out:  http://www.cityofsantacruz.com/home/showdocument?id=13402

My son is JAZZED on saving peoples lives and navigating the ocean safely.  Every day he yammers about how we wants to go surfing…

So we do.

-Patrick

 

P.S.  Usually we just end up spending an hour or two fighting the rip-tide…  and 20 minutes actually surfing.  He enjoys the struggle – between digging for sand crabs and playing with other kids.