Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Re: Looking for John Wayne's Scout Law
Re: Looking for John Wayne's Scout Law
Thu, 29 Oct 1998 15:05:44 -0600
You are right, it did appear some time ago on the list. I did put it
away with the name of who sent it,
here it goes,
Hope this will help you.
"The Scout Behind the Man" by John Wayne
A Scout is:
Trustworthy - The badge of honesty. Having it lets you look any man in
eye. Lacking it, he won't look back. Keep it at the top of your list.
Loyal - The very word of life itself, for without loyalty we have no
person or country.
Helpful - Part sharing, part caring. By helping each other, we can help
ourselves, not to mentiion mankind. Be always full of help - the dying
man's last word.
Friendly - Brotherhood is part of that word. You can take it in a lot
directions, and do - but make sure to start with brotherhood.
Courteous - Allow each person his hyman dignity, which means a lot more
saying, "Yes, ma'am" and "Thank you sir." It reflects anattitude that
in life you wish you honored more....earlier in life. Save yourself
problem. Do it now.
Kind - This one word would stop wars and erase hatreds. But it's like
bicycle. It's no good unless you get out and use it.
Obedient - Start at home, practice it on your family, enlarge it to your
friends, share it with humanity.
Cheerful - Anyone can out on a happy face when the going is good. The
secret is to wear it as a mask for your problems. It might surprise you
how many others do the same.
Thrifty - Means a lot more than putting pennies away, and it's the
of cheap. Common sense covers it just about as well as anything.
Brave - You don't have to fight to be brave. Millions of good, fine,
folks show more bravery than heavyweight champs just by getting out of
every morning, going out to do a good day's work, and living the best
they know how against a lot of odds. Brave - keep the word handy every
of your life.
Clean - Soap and water help a lot on the outside. But it's the inside
counts, and don't ever forget it.
Reverent - Believe in anything you want to believe in, but keep God at
top of it. With Him, life can be a beautiful experience. Without Him,
you're just bidding time.