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March 07
What Did You Think About, "Are You Tougher..."

The first episode of, "Are You Tougher Than A Boy Scout?" was broadcast on the National Geographic Channel on Monday, March 4, 2013. The series continues through April 15, 2013.

There were a lot of comments on Twitter, Facebook and other channels about the show. The photo above shows a canoe jousting contest. Some people didn't care for some of the games and thought they weren't aligned with the methods and purposes of Scouting. Other people were ecstatic that the Boy Scouts of America was able to show the fun and excitement of our programs.

For those of you who missed the episode, Bryan Wendell, who writes at, provided a recap. Read it here...

Did you watch the episode? What did you think about the style and substance? We welcome your thoughts and invite you to join the conversation by leaving a comment below.


Re: What Did You Think About, "Are You Tougher..."

Our family really enjoyed it. It was a really well put together show and really highlighted some of the fun challenges that scouts experience at camp and camporees. I can't wait for more!
Patrick Howe on 3/7/2013 3:57 PM

Re: What Did You Think About, "Are You Tougher..."

I thought it was a great advertisement for BSA.  It was an entertaining family show.  I thought it was interesting how much better the boys worked together than the men did.  Did the show intentionally cast men who would not be supportive of each other?  They seemed to turn on each other quickly.  I liked the tie-in to the various merit badges represented.  Overall, I thought it was fun.
Debbie Jamison on 3/7/2013 4:00 PM

Thanks for your comments!

Patrick and Debbie,
Thanks for your comments. As with all reality television shows, it's clear there are some events that are orchestrated by the producers of the shows. I'm not sure if they intentionally cast men who would not be supportive of each other, but I've seen that behavior with Scouts and leaders of all ages. Sometimes, conflict helps people learn how to work as a team and get along with one another.
Looking forward to Monday's episode.
--Joe Mueller
Director of Public Relations
Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
Joe Mueller on 3/8/2013 9:51 AM

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