Rules for living well


I was a Boy Scout in my youth.  I have many fond memories of times camping, hiking, earning merit badges, and on service projects.  Though that was nearly 50 years ago, I have remembered the Boy Scout Law all these years.  It is still applicable today as a set of rules to live by at home, at work, and in our daily journey through life.  Here it is (my brief definition of each in parentheses)

A Boy Scout is:

  • Trustworthy (we do what we say we’ll do)
  • Loyal (we stand by and support our friends)
  • Helpful (we quickly jump in to serve others)
  • Friendly (we make the first move to make others feel comfortable)
  • Courteous (we behave appropriately to others)
  • Kind (we exhibit self-control in how we treat others)
  • Obedient (we realize that we are accountable to someone)
  • Cheerful (we remain optimistic)
  • Thrifty (we are good stewards of the resources in our control)
  • Brave (we display courage to stand up for the right things)
  • Clean (we keep ourselves and our areas orderly)
  • Reverent (we are respectful to others and their views, even if different from our own)

Not a bad list, eh?  Thanks for all you do to make this a great place to live and work!  Have a spectacular day!


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