“A Scout is never taken by surprise; he knows exactly what to do when anything unexpected happens.” Sir Lord Baden-Powell
A Scout is Brave. Bravery comes in many forms. Many of us think of bravery as having the courage to camp out in the woods at night surrounded by wild animals, climbing up a rock wall for the first time, hiking up to the Tooth of Time to find yourself so high up above base camp, or jumping into action to save a life. Yes, those are all examples of showing bravery.
As another school year begins, there will be many opportunities for you to demonstrate what it means to be a Scout. You will need to be brave in a number of these situations. How will you respond if you see another classmate being bullied? Will you stand by and watch or will you lend your classmate a hand? What will you do if you see another cheating on a test? So among the tests you will be administered throughout the school year, your character will also be tested. Be sure to refer back to the Scout Law and Oath, and carry on accordingly.
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