Star Scout Rank Insignia
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.
Boy Scout Oath
A Scout is:
Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful,
Friendly, Courteous, Kind,
Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty,
Brave, Clean, Reverent
Boy Scout Law
What a week! The debate was very exciting. I was not going to watch it but hubby wanted to so I started to watch and it was to dang good to stop. I even utilized the pause live TV option to offer hubby my world class commentary. It was a delight to see Mitt passionate about something besides a GOP primary opponent. I am very hopeful.
You’re probably wondering why I started things out with the Boy Scout Oath and Law.
Some of you may know the boy is a Boy Scout. He started Cub Scouts in 1st grade and earned his Arrow of Light before crossing over into Boy Scouts. He loves scouting and has learned so many cool things like tying knots, starting fires with little or no tools, staying out in the woods with only a tarp and his pack (Hubby did not tell me about sending him out to do that during winter camp for his Wilderness Survival merit badge until after the fact, I can’t imagine WHY?) how to set up a tent properly, cooking over a camp fire and just as importantly….service in the community.
Scouting has taken a lot of heat in the past years from liberals who think their ban on gay troop leaders is wrong as well as mocking the traditional values the organization promotes.
In today’s youth culture, many view scouting and scouts in a negative light. Seeing it as boring, goody goody and not cool. Nothing could be farther from the truth. This attitude is a shame because there is so much for young men to learn in the BSA organization.
At the start of every Troop meeting, the boys recite the Scout Oath and Pledge. At every rank advancement Board of Review they must give examples of how they are living out the Scout Pledge.
On Saturday, the boy’s Troop is having its bi-annual Court of Honor. This is a ceremony where they give the boys their merit badges earned since the last Court of Honor and also recognize the ranks they have attained. The boy will be recognized as a Star Scout. We are so proud of him as he just started 7th grade. He will have one more rank to achieve before working on his Eagle.
All this scout stuff got me to thinking…..wouldn’t it be great if every person elected to Congress and serving in our local, state and national government adhered to the Scout Oath and Law?
Imagine the difference in our country today. Do you think they could do it?
Could they live out the Scout Oath and Law while hanging out with lobbyists? Still have enough money in their campaign coffers to get elected? Would their votes be different if they lived out those simple yet powerful ideals? Could the majority of our elected officials be as dedicated to doing their best to live up to these lofty traits as teenage boys are in Troops across our nation?
I doubt it.
Yet every time I am up at the Scout Hut and see these young men who are far from perfect but having fun and striving to be Scouts, it gives me hope, real hope for the future of our country and the future of leadership in our nation!
Have a great day!
A great guess.
What you say the most is revealing.
Hey, let’s take a trillion dollars out of the economy, just for fun.
Don’t worry if you missed it, you can celebrate today!
Would never thought I’d say Sununu was awesome.
It’s not enough to kill Dutch babies, let’s export death to other countries.
Love me some J.J. Watt!
Wood County….LMBO. I’m sure it is a very nice jail…hey Sissy Spacek is from Quitman….
Hope he doesn’t have family back home.
Liberals see raaaaaaacism everywhere.
Great, now Global Warming is driving people to drink.
Ouch! That crazy math again.
He didn’t last long.