Interview with Brittney McGann about her new book, Scouting for Wild Ones
In Home Education, Miss Mason says, “the flowers, it is true, are not new, but the children are…” This idea is as true for admiring flowers as it is to exploring a nature park or learning to tie your first bowline knot. Scouting awakens that desire to test possibilities and sharpen the senses.
The longer I taught and the more life experience I gained, the more I saw the practical wisdom offered in the Plutarch biographies. He was as much a philosopher as a historian and he vividly illustrates for us the relationship between virtue and happiness, without conflating happiness with money or power.
T he imagination is a wonderful thing. I loved watching my kids come up with wild and crazy ideas and then play for hours outside in the little wooded area near our home. But I’ve come to realize that the imagination is just as vital for adults as it is for children.
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