Hi Maggie! Nice to meet you! It's not too late to join in with us this month. We've been having a grand time.
I started in polymer clay 15 years ago for the same reason you do it...stress reduction. It was also a way to re-acclimate to life after college. Had to see if there was something besides studying, lol. I can't claim expertise but have gained some skills and a whole boat load of crafting supplies! Probably the best part is I have gained some really good friends thru this site. I also hoard beads and my current thing...buttons to go with my knitting and crocheting.
My son was a scout leader a few years back. He really enjoyed it. Good time for him and his son to bond.