Our troop was pretty well put together, I can't speak for any of the others but I'd say the experience depends entirely on the leadership. If you've got a singular leader or maybe even 2 then put your kid in another troop, but our troop had 4-5 that were all around all the time. I was, first car got 1st place (based loosely on Mark Martin's Valvoline nascar), second car got 2nd and then third in visuals. My dad and I made the second one based on a picture of a 1956 Ferrari 860 Monza similar to this using the weights as the grill except using dark green automobile spray paint instead of the red.A lot of boys got molested in the boy scouts, that's common knowledge. Were you a Webelo? Did you ever win the miniature soap box derby race? If I had a son, I would never let him go camping with some grown ass man. That's just asking for trouble.