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Parents, soul-searching is required before volunteering in a kid's activity

Parents, soul-searching is required before volunteering in a kid's activity

From the neighborhood Boy Scout troop, to the elementary school soccer team, your kids' activities need leadership. Could you be the right person to help?

"There's a small window of time to make a positive impact on children and to shape who they may become as adults," said Stephen Medlicott, marketing director for the Boys Scouts of America.

Lifelong memories are cemented while camping overnight, by selling cookies together or while cheering on a play at the big game. But before you let the fun times roll as an adult volunteer in organized activities that your child participates in, figure out if this kind of leadership is a good fit for you and your child by asking...

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