Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: FW: Scout Law by John Wayne
FW: Scout Law by John Wayne
Wed, 9 Jun 1999 13:00:26 -0400
Forwarded, to the list, in response to Terry Slade's 9 Jun 99 request.
ASM, Troop 1
Subject: Scout Law by John Wayne
"The Scout Behind the Man", by John Wayne
TRUSTWORTHY: the badge of honesty. Having it lets you look any man in
the eye. Lacking it, he won't look back. Keep it at the top of your
LOYAL: The very word of life itself, for without loyalty we have no love
of person or country.
HELPFUL: Part sharing, part caring. By helping each other, we can help
ourselves, not to mention 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 of
directions and do -- but make sure to start with brotherhood.
COURTEOUS: Allow each person his human dignity, which means a lot more
than saying, "Yes, ma'am" and "Thank you, sir." It reflects an attitude
that later in life you wish you had 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 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 put 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
opposite of cheap. Common sense covers it just about as well as
BRAVE: You don't have to fight to be brave. Millions of good, fine,
decent folks show more bravery than heavy weight 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 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.
Yours in Scouting,
Dr. Zacharias Petrou
Bronx Council - GNYC
"I used to be a Fox"