12 Things I Learned When I Was 12

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I've recently written a couple of posts about things (life lessons) that we 'learn' at various times in our lives and wanted to share some fundamentals that are with me every day and that, I guess are so engrained, that I forgot to mention them. I should have begun with these.

 

These are principles that I learned in Boy Scouts and ones that serve to form the basis for many of the ideals that I carry with me – so much so, that I take them for granted. They form the foundation by which I try to live, by which I conduct my personal life, by which I've tried to raise my children, and by which I try to conduct myself in business.

I found this narrative on the BSA web site and really like the Christian connection and the Biblical references. I thought it better than anything I could have written and that it really expressed how I felt; especially, the bigger connection these had with my faith-based life. So, here are the Twelve Points of the Scout Law – Twelve Principles by which we all should try to live.

 

A Scout is TRUSTWORTHY

The person who is dishonest shall not live in My house; the person who is untruthful shall not stand before My eyes.

(Psalms 101:7)

A Scout is LOYAL

And Ruth said: Do not beg me to leave you or to return from following after you, for where you go, I will go; and where you stay, I will stay.

(Ruth 1:16)

A Scout is HELPFUL

You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

(Leviticus 19:18)

A Scout is FRIENDLY

Can two walk together unless they agree?

(Amos 3:3)

A Scout is COURTEOUS

Honor your father and your mother.

(Exodus 20:12)

A Scout is KIND

Withhold not good from the person to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do it.

(Proverbs 3:27)

A Scout is OBEDIENT

Apply your heart to instruction, and your ears to the words of knowledge.

(Proverbs 23:12)

A Scout is CHEERFUL

A glad heart is good medicine.

(Proverbs 17:22)

A Scout is THRIFTY

Precious treasure remains in a wise person's dwelling, but a foolish person uses it up.

(Proverbs 21:20)

A Scout is BRAVE

Be strong and of good courage.

(I Chronicles 28:20)

A Scout is CLEAN

Who shall ascend the mountain of the Lord? And who shall stand in His holy place? The person who has clean hands and a pure heart.

(Psalms 24:3-4)

A Scout is REVERENT

It has been told to you what is good, and what the Lord requires of you; Only to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.

(Micah 6:8)

 

September 2015
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