My husband, Rob, recently took over as Chairman of our local scout group.
And far from “just chairing a few meetings a year”, it turns out there’s a lot he needs to get up to speed with.
All kinds of policies, processes and issues to deal with.
Anyhow, there’s a thing called the “Scout Law” that every scout abides by.
Scout law was originally laid down by Lord Baden-Powell in 1908, and has evolved over that time into the following list of 7 rules:
- A Scout is to be trusted.
- A Scout is loyal.
- A Scout is friendly and considerate.
- A Scout belongs to the worldwide family of Scouts.
- A Scout has courage in all difficulties.
- A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property.
- A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.
They are all lofty ideals, but the ones that I want to highlight today is number 5:
A Scout has courage in all difficulties.
That’s because it has huge implications for personal development.
You see, if you ever find yourself facing a difficult choice…
And you don’t know the right thing to do…
The right thing to do is usually the thing that takes the most courage.
When you pluck up yours, give me a call
Ps – Did you know that DYB stands for “Do Your Best”? Me neither until today.