Monday, January 9, 2012

A Scout Is Reverent

“A Scout is 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.”

Maybe there’s a reason ‘reverent’ is the final point of the Scout Law. Maybe we need the first 11 points to help us build towards it. Understanding what we believe in – our faith and our convictions – opens us up to appreciating and respecting the differences that are inherent in our communities today. The Scout Oath says, in part, “on my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God.” Doing our duty to God means that we have compassion for our ourselves and for our neighbors, that we are indeed trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and, yes, reverent.

From Capital Comments Dec. 2011 Edition

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