Words of Wisdom Wednesday: Helpful

The Words of Wisdom Wednesday series is composed of anecdotal segments to inspire and supplement a Scout’s personal development, building core values and moral character.

“An animal has been made by God just as you have been. He is therefore a fellowcreature. He has not the power of speaking our language, but can feel pleasure or pain just as we can, and he can feel grateful to anyone who is kind to him. A Scout is always helpful to people who are crippled or blind or deaf and dumb; so he is good also to these dumb fellow-creatures of ours.” -Sir Robert Baden-Powell

Helpful is the third character trait of a Scout. When Baden-Powell founded Scouting, he intended that every Scout be helpful toward both the environment and people alike. He recognized that a Scout should help those that could not help themselves and that a Scout should give the voiceless a voice.

So when you do a service project, help a person in need of assistance, or speak out for someone else, you are in fact upholding a part of the Scout Law.

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