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10 Great After-school Activities for Tweens


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Scouting
The Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts can teach your children countless skills.
The Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts can teach your children countless skills.
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For boys and girls, scouting is an after school activity that offers something new every week. Scouts learn a variety of interesting and useful skills, and then work together or individually to practice those skills and reach a certain level of proficiency. Merit badges reward various achievements.

On a less obvious level, scouting builds leaderships skills. As troops grow and mature together, the scouts assume more responsibility for the direction, planning and successful completion of activities and outings. Scouting is a fun after school activity that helps kids become confident, well-rounded individuals.