“A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.” - Proverbs 22:1
Today’s news headlines can tell us a lot about why trust is so important, and what happens when you lose it. For scouts, trustworthiness isn’t an abstract concept, it’s an essential part of what it means to become a scout.
In scouting, the goal is to grow into someone who can be relied on through and through. There is something more valuable than membership in a club or a sport when you know that you can rely on those around you and that your word, once it’s given, is set.
When we pledge allegiance, make a vow or give our word, we’re doing so knowing that in the end, our word is all we really have. Knowing this will build strong people, strong families, strong communities and in the end, a better world.
We’re excited to know that an entire generation of boys are learning what it is to be men of their word, and that there are so many parents and scoutmasters ready to help them grow up right.