The Celebration of Man – Boys Rite of Passage

What I refer to as the “Celebration of Man” is the culmination of our missions here at Journey to Men. It’s a a rite of passage if you will honoring your boys (and girls) for their effort completing the missions to manhood. More than anything it’s a great time to bond with your children. This is the type of event …

Operation Safe House: Build a Survival Shelter

This is classic stuff boys building a survival shelter. I hesitate to even call this a mission as it’s something they have done frequently in the past but I feel that no set of missions would be complete without it. Your job as the C.O. is to test the sturdiness of their shelter using a variety of means, see the …

Operation Rise and Shine: Cook Breakfast for Your Family

Cooking breakfast is a great activity for your kids and due to the simplicity of the meal can be tackled by a variety of ages. This mission requires a little more guidance from the commanding officer to make sure they are being safe and have permission to use various kitchen tools. For an extremely cool kid printable version of this …

Kids Ride Public Transportation

Operation Wheels On The Bus – Ride Public Transportation

We happen to live in a slightly more rural area neighboring on larger cities. The bus service in our area consists of one route to get to the main bus system which is quite comprehensive, it just takes some doing to get there. As such our boys have never ridden public transportation and based on my conversations many people are …

Operation Correspondence: Write a Letter to Grandma

Letter writing is a skill that is severely waning in popularity, but honestly other than a personal visit a hand written letter is a wonderful thing. Letter writing for boys might seem like a form of torture but when they see the impact that it has on their loved ones, I think they’ll change their mind. So what’s manly about …

Operation Avocation: Hobbies for Boys

Finding new hobbies for boys can be an exciting and interesting way to battle those days of boredom. Not only that you can meet new people who share your interest, and you just might learn something along the way. Commanding Officers you can join our list below to receive a printable kid version of this mission as well as all …

Operation Water Siege – Build a Water Balloon Launcher

If you’ve found this during summer, launching water balloons great distances is an awesome way to spend the day, even better when your kids have built their water balloon launcher themselves. As with all of our missions a printable mission document is available for list subscribers by signing up below. Thanks to all of our readers you are much appreciated! …

Operation Gas Pumper – How to Pump Gas

Pumping gas is something that most everyone will eventually have to do, why not get those boys going early so you can relax in the comfort of your vehicle. It also will make them feel pretty darn important. It’s up to you at what age you feel that it would be appropriate to start this process, we started at about …

The MacGyver Challenge: Build a Structure to Protect an Egg

This is a really fun mission, the adults loved this one as much as the kids. We did this challenge while on vacation and some parents found it very difficult to not provide tips or insights to their kids, resist that urge! Let them do this one on their own and they’ll surprise you. We had 3 out of 4 …