On this day in 1908 Sgt. Gen. Robert Baden-Powell held the first meeting of the Boy Scouts in England, Baden-Powell, the father of modern scouting, started an institution that would go on to become the Boy Scouts of America: an institution that counts some of the best men in our country among its ranks. From Gerald Ford to Neil Armstrong to yours truly, Eagle Scouts, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts, are some of the best leaders around (not to toot my own horn, but I will. I’m great.).
My thoughts as to why are the principles of the Scout Oath and the Scout Law. The Scout Oath:
On my Honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my Country and to obey the Scout Law, to help other people at all times, to keep my self physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.
The Scout Law is the most important part, though. It’s twelve traits that, in my view, define a real man: a Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.
Our current president represents none of these traits. I’ve got audio clips to prove it.
Listen to “The First Boy Scout” on Spreaker.
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