Posted on 25 April 2012 by CharlesN
“No words can do justice to their courage and their cheerfulness. To be brave cheerily, to be patient with a glad heart, to stand the agonies of thirst with laughter and song, to walk beside Death for months and never be sad- that’s the spirit that makes courage worth having. I loved my men.” – Lord Robert Baden-Powell
Being able to keep a smile on your face, even in the midst of adversities, is truly admirable. Think of a time when you just weren’t having fun. Say, for example, camping in a rain storm and everything inside the tent got soaked. Were you angry? Did someone try to cheer you up?
Even though times may be tough, a cheerful company lightens up the atmosphere. Remember, attitude is very important.
Posted on 21 April 2012 by ScoutingNewsStaff
After the holidays food banks around the country see a shortage of food as the holiday cheer and helping spirit seems to take back burner to springtime activities. Not for Scouts around Flint, Michigan. They’ve collected over 40,000 pounds of food in their 26th annual Scouting for Food drive. Scouts in Utah have collected over 1 million pounds of food to help their neighbors. How many pounds have your area Scouts collected?
Call your local food bank and see if there is a way to integrate Scouting for Food into your program to help re-stock their shelves.
Source: mLive, Fox 13
Posted on 18 April 2012 by CharlesN
“A Scout follows the rules of his family, school and troop. He obeys the laws of his community and country. If he thinks these rules and laws are unfair, he tries to have them changed in an orderly manner rather than disobey them.” – The Scout Handbook
Obedience is a vital part of being a Scout. What do you think happens if you disobeyed your Scout Leaders? When given a directive to do something, it often means that it is very important and that you should do it. If you don’t, things will not get done and you are left with disorganization.
But obedience does not mean that you should mindlessly obey every order. If you obey every order without reasoning through, then you may in fact be doing something wrong or illegal. You should think about what you are asked to do, and if you believe that you need an explanation for the task, you should ask for reasoning. If you believe there is a better way to resolve a problem, bring it up. If you are not dealing with an emergency, maybe it’s best that you seek additional advice from others.
It is important to obey orders, but it is even more important to know why you should obey them.