Boys and Co-Ed Clubs

I featured Keepers of the Home last week as one of the girls clubs. This week I want to bring to your attention the boys program called Contenders for the Faith. “This program has a handbook for young men, ages 7 through 14, to equip them to become godly men and competent providers for their future families. The handbook is unquestionably an excellent skill-builder. The boys will learn how to handle finances, do home maintenance, and develop skills in leadership. Plus, extensive Bible reading, memory work, and Bible study are included to aid them in developing good habits in their own walk with God.” (quoted from website)  A nice feature is that it can be used by individual families or as a group. Your son can earn badges and wears a uniform that is similar in the same respect as Boy Scouts.

4-H is a club for boys and girls through young adults. “It prepares young people to step up to the challenges in their community and the world. Using research-based programming around positive youth development, 4-H youth get the hands-on real world experience they need to become leaders.”  (quoted from website)

I have had several friends whose students participated in this program and they did fantastic service projects and had interesting topics to research. The particular  club these students formed used to fix and charge a reasonable price for tacos-in-a-bag  once a month for our co-op.  The proceeds from the sale were used to fix monthly meals for the Ronald McDonald House.

If you know of any other great clubs that  are appropriate for young men and women that I have not listed feel free to leave a comment. 🙂

4 thoughts on “Boys and Co-Ed Clubs

  1. I don’t know, if you read the actual requirements for the badge, it teaches boys:- appropriate ages for different types of games- creating a schedule to be sure things like chores and homework are done- consumer awareness (comparing two products for features & benefits, comparing stores before deciding where to buy)- to find games that enhance their academic skills- installation of electronicsSo yes, there may be some irony in having a badge for an activity most young boys do already, but what the Boy Scouts have done is require MUCH MORE than just playing games.


    • You are right, the requirements are very thorough. The boys and girls not only learn about the subject that they are studying for the badges, but many times have to write papers and see a badge to completion.


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