BSALAW by John Wayne
Peter Van Houten (Peter_Van_Houten@SIMULACRUM.WV.TEK.COM)
Mon, 20 Apr 1992 09:57:20 PST
BSALAW by John Wayne
Dear fellow scouters, I ran across this on a bbs and thought I'd share it
with you for enjoyment.
The scout behind the man: by John Wayne American
I will share it with you now...
"A Scout is:
Trustworthy-The badge of honesty. Having it lets you look any man straight
in the eye. Lacking it, he won't look back. Keep it at the top of your
Loyal- The very word is life itself, for without loyalty we have no
love of person or country,
Helpful- Part sharing, part caring. By helping each other, we help
ourselves, not to mention mankind. Be always full of help-the dying man's
Friendly- Brotherhood is part of that word. You can take it in a lot of
directions-and do-but make sure and start with brotherhood.
Courteous- Allow each person his human dignity, which means a lot more
than saying "Yes, m'am" and "Thank you, sir." It reflects an attitude that
later in life you "wish you honored more...earlier in life." Save yourself
that problem. Do it now.
Kind- This one word would stop wars and erase hatreds. But it's like
your bicycle. It's just no good unless you get out and use it.
Obedient- Start at home, practice it on your family, anlarge it to your
friends, share it with humanity.
Cheerful- Anyone can put on a happy face when the going's good. The
secret is to wear it as a mask for your problems. It might surprise you how
many others do the same thing.
Thrifty- Means a lot more than putting pennies away, and it's the
opposite of cheap. Common sense covers it just about as well as anything.
Brave- You don't have to fight to be brace. Millions of good, fine,
decent folks show more bravery than heavyweight champs just by getting out
of bed every morning, going out to do a good day's work, and living the
best life they know how against a lot of odds. Brave. Keep the word handy
every day of your life.
Clean- Soap and water help a lot on the outside. But it's the inside
that counts and don't you ever forget it.
Reverent- Believe in anything you want to believe in, but keep God at the
top of it. With Him, life can be a beautiful experience. Without Him,
you're just biding time.
Peter Van Houten
Snail Mail: 7225 SW 160th
Beaverton, OR 97007
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