Scouts-L Mail Archive for May of 1999: Re: Scout law and the Bible
Re: Scout law and the Bible
Mon, 3 May 1999 12:55:51 +0800
I received this just today from Joseph W. Mason on the Scouts-LDS list.
THE SCOUT LAW AND ITS RELATION TO GOSPEL PRINCIPLES
A Scout is:
TRUSTWORTHY. A Scout's honor is to be trusted. If he were to violate his
honor by telling a lie or by cheating or by not doing exactly a given task,
when trusted on his honor, he may be directed to hand over his Scout badge.
LOYAL. He is loyal to all to whom loyalty is due, his Scout leader, his
home and parents and country. (Luke 16:10)
HELPFUL. He must be prepared at any time to save life, help injured
persons, and share the home duties. He must do at least one good turn to
somebody every day. (Lev. 19:18; Deut. 15:11)
FRIENDLY. He is a friend to all and a brother to every other Scout.
(Romans 12:10; Psalms 133)
COURTEOUS. He is polite to all, especially to women, children, old people,
the weak and the helpless. He must not take pay for being helpful or
courteous. (Ephesians 4:29)
KIND. He is a friend to animals. He will not kill or hurt any living
creature needlessly, but will strive to save and protect all harmless life.
OBEDIENT. He obeys his parents, Scoutmaster, patrol leader, and all other
duly constituted authorities. (Ephesians 6:1-3)
CHEERFUL. He smiles whenever he can. His obedience to orders is prompt
and cheery. He never shirks nor grumbles at hardships. (Proverbs 15:13)
THRIFTY. He does not wantonly destroy property. He works faithfully,
wastes nothing, and makes the best use of his opportunities. He saves his
money so that he may pay his own way, be generous to those in need, and
helpful to worthy objects. He may work for pay, but must not receive tips
for courtesies or Good Turns. (Proverbs 6:6)
BRAVE. He has the courage to face danger in spite of fear and to stand up
for the right against the coaxings of friends or the jeers or threats of
enemies, and defeat does not discourage him. (Deut. 31:6).
CLEAN. He keeps clean in body and thought; stands for clean speech, clean
habits; and travels with a clean crowd. (Psalms 24:3)
REVERENT. He is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious
duties and respects the convictions of others in matters of custom and
religion. (Mark 12:30)
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