Scouts help kids unplug

The creep of technology into all facets of life is turning into a recruiting benefit for local Scout Troops. Troop 1140 Chairman Mike VerHagen from Brussels says that Scout camps don't permit electronics use.


While most electronics use is eliminated, many Scouts still make phone calls home at night and adults may choose to listen to music during down time. That's a far cry from what is almost a social media addiction everywhere else. Research from the University of Michigan shows that young adults' use of Facebook causes them to become less happy with their lives. The Scouts hope to be an antidote to those feelings of isolation and sadness.


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