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10 Life Lessons from Boy Scouts

The Scout LawAny reader of this website knows I’m a big fan of the Scouting program. I participated as a boy and an adult, even serving as a Scoutmaster for Troop 404 in Pampa, Texas for several years.

Boy Scouting is a unique program that lets boys be boys, then teaches boys to be men. They learn many of the skills they will need to succeed in life.

Ten lessons Boy Scouts learn are:

  1. teamwork
  2. self-improvement
  3. self-confidence
  4. outdoor skills
  5. cooperation
  6. leadership
  7. following instructions
  8. motivation
  9. utilizing resources
  10. selflessness

If these look familiar, they should. Robert Baden-Powell structured the Boy Scouts with these lessons in mind. He wanted young men to grow into accomplished, productive citizens, always giving back from what they learned.

2007 is the 100th anniversary of Scouting, and I for one, am proud to support such a worthy group.

3 thoughts on “10 Life Lessons from Boy Scouts

  1. I agree
    A scout is,
    trustwothy, loyal, helpful, friendly, curteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and REVERENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Good cointent; but, where did reverent go in the Scout Law that was posted? Not a compete reflection of the Scout Law.

    1. Good catch, Laura. What a mistake! The image graphic that Larry used for this article did not have “reverent” on the bottom, and neither Larry or I caught it. So embarrassing … especially after all this time. Thanks for writing, and best wishes. Deborah Hendrick

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