I was never able to be any of those things living in the inner city (trust me Hugs, there wasn't alot for us).
I was a brownie for about a month. i think i went to one or two meetings. then mom found out that i was leaving home and playing with the boys at the back of the school where the meeting were.i had desides singing to am owl and a toad stool was stupid. playing soccar, tag or what ever with the baoyus was way more fun.
I was a girl scout. Started as a brownie and advanced to Junior scout, never made it to cadet though.
We had a very very active troop. We did lots of fun stuff, camping in the rocky mountains, canoing down the river, camping in the badlands of North Dakota. I have a sash full of badges that I worked very hard for and learned lots a long the way.
My daughter is five and I just called the other day to see what troops were available near us, so she may just become a Daisy Scout this fall.
I know its a bit hokey, but if you find the right troop, there really is a lot of new experiences.
my kids were all involved in cadets for a while. the eldest to didnt like it at all. the third loved it but because of his medical problums, had to drop out. the youngest is a softy and hated being yelled at. we were never anywhere where they was really cubs or scouts.all my kids were usually working part time jobs when younger.they all deliverys on type of paper or another.the second oldest had an oil field job at 14.(plus school).
the step kids (daughter and son)we had no say.she still keeps it that way.(they are 24 and 21 this year.