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Devotional: Simple Truths Shine Through

“No man is much good unless he believes in God and obeys His laws. So every Scout should have a religion. Religion seems a very simple thing: First, Love and serve God. Second, love and serve your neighbor.” — Baden-Powell from … Continue reading

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Oath: “Do my best” (even in adversity)

The BSA Scout Oath begins with these words “On my honor, I will do my best”. Our honor is largely based on whether we are consistent in our actions and can be depended upon to keep our commitments. If I break … Continue reading

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“Walk Worthy!” (Part Two)

In a previous article, we looked at how the phrase “Walk Worthy” applied to living out one’s ideals.  I think that the phrase also applies in a very meaningful way to our interpersonal relationships — not just how we behave … Continue reading

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(Re)Discovering Your Duty to God

At scout meetings across the USA, youth and adults typically recite the Scout Oath (and Law) during the opening ceremony. It’s a reminder of a deeply held belief that, as scouts, we are continually committing ourselves to live out specific … Continue reading

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Troop Meeting Recap (06/03/2013)

Last night, we had a lively discussion about the future of BSA Troop 113 among our parents while the scouts were in the gym playing some basketball.  Later, our scouts discussed the changes (actual versus forecast) for the BSA and … Continue reading

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Devotional – A Scout is Obedient

The seventh point of the scout law is “Obedient”.  In the 1911 BSA handbook, it tells us that a scout who is obedient will obey “his parents, Scoutmaster, patrol leader, and all other duly constituted authorities.”  It also says that … Continue reading

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The Eagle and the Arrow

“An Eagle was soaring through the air when suddenly it heard the whizz of an Arrow, and felt itself wounded to death.  Slowly it fluttered down to the earth, with its life-blood pouring out of it.  Looking down upon the … Continue reading

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