Let them call in some ducks. Just like having a firearm to hold in the blind makes the youth feel like a true waterfowler. But having the opportunity to call in some ducks like the pros will put a grin on every youth’s face.
For the seasoned hunter this can be a scary thought with visions of ducks flaring away at the sound of an inexperienced caller. Yes this will happen but if you do not start them out they will never mature into a true waterfowler. Help put the odds more in your favor by giving your youth the “right” type of call and instructions on how to use. Start with a simple “Quack” and their progression with the Quack will determine when they are ready to learn more advanced calling techniques.
Do not put in their hands one of those $100+ single reed calls that when used correctly will actually put ducks on your dinner table "as some claim". Find a call that is designed for youths that is easy to use/blow, offers a quality sound and will put up with the abuse youth will put a call through from dirt, spit and the occasional left over pieces from a snack.
Better yet, give your "old" duck call abd then you can go out and that new $100+ Duck Call for yourself!