The Boy Scout Law isn’t something that keeps me up nights. Well, not most nights, anyway.
Yet I find myself thinking about it more and more often these days. Those 12 points from my youthful, somewhat rudderless phase of life seem to keep coming back to me at the oddest times now.
If you were a Scout, you remember the recitation as well as I do, I’m sure: A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
Every kid who has been a Boy Scout for any significant length of time can recite this list of a dozen personal attributes at the drop of a hat.
Saying the words is relatively easy. Living those words is a bit more of a challenge. [Read more…]