12 Ways to Live Like a Scout Today

Question: How can I take the Scouting Oath and Law more seriously in my day-to-day life? An oath is a very solemn thing. It isn’t a motto or positive incantation. It is a verbal commitment on one’s honor do a certain thing. This is a question I have been thinking a lot about lately. If you haven’t […]

Scouting Has Odd Laws

When you’ve been in Scouting for a while, it’s easy to recite the Scout Law and not think twice about the way it is worded. When you examine it closer, you see that when Baden-Powell first drafted the Scout Laws he made them quite different from what most people commonly think of as ‘laws’. This […]

High Expectations

Setting a High Standard I always encourage Scouts whenever I can to set high standards for themselves. This is so important that I believe it is our duty as Scouts. This is the essence of the Scout Oath and Law. We should constantly be striving to push ourselves harder and accomplish more. This is the […]

Best Description of the Scout Law

Throughout the history of Scouting, there have been many explanations of the meaning of the points from the Scout Law. For today’s post, I have collected from various sources my favorite definitions. The points on Kindness and Thriftiness came from the ninth edition of the Boy Scout Handbook, 1986. The point on “Brave” came from […]

The Patrols’ Common Ground

  This quote from John Thurman gives an excellent example of what the Patrol Spirit should look like. When the Patrol gets together, each of the Scouts should be focusing on the good of the Patrol. I remember when I was Patrol Leader of the Panther Patrol. It was first formed, I became the Patrol […]