Tonight I had the pleasure to step in to cover for our troop’s sick scoutmaster. At the end of each meeting, the scoutmaster gives a short “inspirational” talk to the scouts—the scoutmaster minute. Tonight, I chose to talk about the essence of the scouting spirit (the apparition of scouting?).
I shared that for over 3 decades I have tried to live a life based on the fundamental base of scouting.
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I shared a story of how someone I love was recently hurt. I itemized the points of the scout law that had been violated in the offense. I asked rhetorically why the scout law is important. The answer is clear. Living a life that follows these 12 points reduces our chance of hurting those around us.