Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Be Prepared
Mon, 19 Oct 1998 11:22:07 -0400
Just two words are required to sum up all that Scouting means to me. Within
those two words are all of the aims and goals of Scouting as I understand
Scouting calls me to be aware of what is happening, to be aware that the
I have been asked to learn have to be kept sharp and ready so that I can use
them, to be aware of my surroundings so I know where I am and where resources
may be found. Scouting asks me to be Mentally Awake.
Scouting calls me to be a good leader, a role model, a person of Faith,
who can be trusted so that when a job has to be done I can be considered
without reservation. Scouting asks me to be Morally Straight.
Scouting calls me to be able to use the knowledge I have, to lead young men in
the adventures and challenges of the game, to do my share of the labors,
respond when needed to rescue someone in danger or distress. Scouting asks me
to be Physically Strong.
Scouting asks me to Be Prepared, not just while I am in Uniform, but at all
times in my life. This is not a destination, it is a path that I must always
walk if I am to name myself a Scout. The Three and the Twelve are my map and
the Spirit of Scouting is my guide, especially when I become disoriented and
have to find my way back. The Summit of the Eagle Peak may have been a goal
along the way, but I now realize from its vantage point that it is the path of
preparedness that is the most important part of my continuing journey through
life. And with the help of the Great Scoutmaster, it is the path I will
travel until I go home.
Troop 417 Scoutmaster Emeritus and ASM
Buckeye District Boy Scout RT Commissioner
Post 214 - Black Sheep OA Dance Team and Construction Crew - Advisor
Always an Eagle - EC430 Frenetic Fox
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