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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: