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Journey to Men: 25 Awesome Missions to Teach Boys Resourcefulness

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Journey to Men: 25 Awesome Missions to Teach Boys Resourcefulness

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25 Missions to teach your children aged 5 to 15 resourcefulness, responsibility and independence in a unique fun way. We focus the activities for kids on a particular skill such as service, entrepreneurship, outdoor survival, vehicle maintenance, woodworking, saving money, creative thinking. For instance, in Operation Timbuktu your cadet (child) will provide complete navigation instructions for their driver to and from a destination of their choosing. In the MacGyver challenge their neighboring town is being overrun by a rare colony of Egyptian Gas Ants. Will you be able to build a mechanism to deliver the antidote from the lab surviving a 6 foot drop?

The missions are standalone activities that provide just enough information and reference all the relevant resources to complete. Give your children permission to succeed or fail on their own merit. They'll have fun doing it and feel a real sense of pride and accomplishment at the conclusion. Technology use is minimal and if included is only for mission planning. We crafted the tone and language of the individual missions for boys but there is no reason girls can't take part. Most of the missions would be relevant and interesting for boys and girls alike.

While the cadet is completing the missions, they are earning Man Points. At the conclusion of the missions if they've earned enough points they qualify for the Celebration of Man, a fun-filled event to reward their achievements.

Inside the book, you'll find two sections. The parent guide providing instructions for running the missions with feedback and instruction for each task. The cadet guide is for kids only and includes a standalone mission briefing and instructions. The missions are style after military field manuals with entertaining illustrations and engaging back stories. If you're looking for compelling summer activities for your boy, then you've found your book. These missions also work well for school vacations or even long weekends.

The 25 Missions to Manhood:

  1. Operation Timbuktu: Navigate a Mechanized Vehicle to a Fixed Way Point
  2. Operation Metaknife: Learn Knife Skills and Whittle a Letter Opener
  3. Operation Good Neighbor: Help Out a Neighbor in Need
  4. Operation Inferno: Build and Start a Fire
  5. Operation Packmule: Ready Your Gear for Travel and Load Vehicle
  6. Operation Pennypinch: Saving for a Big Ticket Item
  7. Operation Rise and Shine: Prepare Breakfast for Your Squad
  8. Operation Brokenspoke: Overhaul and Maintain Your Bicycle
  9. Operation Gas Pumper: Fuel the Squad Transport
  10. Operation Kickstart: Start a Kid Small Business
  11. Operation Condor: Build a Birdhouse
  12. Operation Cleansweep: Ready and Clean Your Living Quarters
  13. Operation Knot My Job: Knot Tying in the Heat of Battle
  14. Operation Avocation: Research and Develop a New Hobby
  15. Operation Perseverance: Design and Keep a Physical Fitness Goal
  16. Operation Wheels on the Bus: Utilize Public Transport to Reach a Destination
  17. The Macgyver Challenge: Save the Village from Noxious Gas Ants
  18. Operation Falling Water: Build a Water Balloon Launcher
  19. Operation Correspondence: Write a Letter to a Relative
  20. Operation Foxhole: Dig a Fighting Hole to Survive a Frontal Assault
  21. Operation Time Crisis: Manage Your Teams Schedule and Save the Town
  22. Operation Safe House: Build an Emergency Shelter
  23. Operation Blowout: Replace a Tire on a Mechanized Vehicle
  24. Operation Bugout: Embark on an Overnight Outdoor Deployment
  25. Operation Skidmark: Perform Laundry Operations

ISBN: 9781733977708

ISBN-10: 9781733977708

Publisher: Paul Van Lierop

Publication Date: 05/13/2019 - 12:00am

On Sale: 05/13/2019 - 12:00am

Pages: 224

Language: English


Parenting - General


Life Stages - School Age