Not only has a teaching and learning program in the classroom, the school also has various kinds of extra-curricular activities for children. One of the extracurriculars that elementary school children seem obliged to follow is Pramuka.
In its implementation, Scouting activities are mostly carried out outside the school environment. The activities are also packaged in the form of interesting, fun, healthy, organized, directed and practical activities. Scouts are not just extra-curricular with a variety of fun activities. More than that, joining the scout movement also has many benefits for children.
1. Train Children to Be Independent
Through Scouting activities, children will be trained in various activities far from home and do not involve parents, one of which is camping. When camping, your little one will be required to stay and take care of everything with the other members, from cooking, washing, to cleaning the tent.
Indirectly, your child will be trained to be independent. Because your little one cannot depend on other people and must complete his own business.
2. Train to be more disciplined
Scouting activities usually have strict schedules and regulations. All Scout participants must also obey and participate in the entire series of events from start to finish, from following the apple ceremony, collecting tasks, resting at the specified time, to wearing complete attributes.
With this series of demands and activities, children must obey all the rules. This certainly can train children to be more disciplined individuals.
3. Build Mutual Charity
Scout camping activities can also hone the character of mutual cooperation in children. Yes, the character of mutual cooperation can be built when the child and all tent residents build a tent together. Then, they also have to work together to complete work, for example cooking or washing dishes.
Of course, this work cannot be done alone, so inevitably your little one has to socialize and work together with others.
4. Able to Increase a Sense of Caring
Team activities carried out in Scouts can also increase the child’s sense of care. Children will be trained through various social service activities and taught to help friends who are in trouble or who are sick. That way, children will care more about the people around them and will not hesitate to help each other.
5. Invited to Learn to Love Nature
As explained above, most Scouting activities are carried out outdoors. Yes, with Scouting activities, children are invited to have a closer look at nature.
The activities that are carried out directly in nature are expected to be able to raise children’s awareness to preserve the environment, such as not destroying nature.
6. Learning to Cooperate
Scouting activities are often carried out to create teamwork. Yes, children will often cooperate with other people who have different characters and dispositions.
It is at this moment that children learn to hold back their egos, learn to socialize for joint activities and learn to solve problems together.
7. Leadership Training
Participating in Scouting activities can also train children’s leadership skills. That’s because, every Scout member will have the opportunity to become a squad leader.
Through this opportunity your little one will learn about leadership styles and find ways to solve problems. Indirectly, being a team leader is also required to be more creative in solving problems. In addition, by becoming leaders, children also learn how to organize a team.