About this Mom...
Jennifer Carr is all about Scouting and postive attitudes. When asked to describe his mother, Aaron Carr wrote: "My mommy says that life is not always rainbows and kittens. She is my Cub Scout leader...she reminds me that even when life has you down, smile, get back up and say "is that all you got?" and keep going. My mommy says always smile and do your best no matter the situation--then you will never be down no matter what."
Aaron also described how his mom has helped him and other Scouts do more than they thought they could: "I was afraid of the water so each day my mom would take me down to the waterside and we would simply talk about ways the water can help and hinder. Eventually, I wanted to get in. I found out that my fear was from the unknown. She does this with my fellow Scouts, too. There was one of the boys who was afraid of dogs and she worked with him for almost two years until he was no longer afraid of dogs. She does a lot of work, but never complains about it. She smiles and says that you have to do the best in any situation."
What's It Like to Be a Scout Mom?
"My ability to adapt with my boys for them to understand and expand their minds within not only their communities but themselves. It is that moment when we are learning about something new, and they get this light of recognition in their eyes registering they "get it". What a wonderful feeling!"
What do you like most about being a Scout Mom?
"All the adventures we go on! Whether those are heading down to the local park to race our cars, go scouting for food, have fun as a pack at the local watering hole, or simply stay indoors learning about other famous people who were scouts (Neil Armstrong)."
How has Scouting changed your relationship with your son?
"We are growing together in this program. It is teaching him that it is okay not to get it right all the time. The point is not to be the best, but to TRY your best. Just as the Scout Motto says "Do your best!"; that is all I ask of my son. He is starting to understand that is fine to not succeed in everything, it is about the journey, not the destination."
What would you tell a mom asking for your advice about becoming a Scout mom?
"To expect the unexpected. You could have this absolutely wonderful, well-thought-out lesson plan ready to go, and at the last minute, it can all fall through. Be ready to do the unexpected. And have plenty of baby wipes handy. Learning can be messy!"