Words To Live By
Trustworthy: 75% of Scouts agree that Scouting has taught them to always be honest and to be a leader.
Loyal: 88% of Scouts are proud to live in the USA and 83% say spending time with family is important to them.
Helpful: 8 out of 10 Scouts surveyed believe that helping others should become before their own self-interest.
Friendly: 80% of Scouts say that Scouting has taught them to treat others with respect and 78% to get along with others.
Courteous: Almost 9 of 10 Scouts (87%) believe older people should be treated with respect
Kind: 78% of Scouts say that Scouting has taught them to care for other people.
Obedient: Boys in Scouting five years or more are more likely to reject peer pressure to hang out with young delinquents.
Cheerful: 78% of Scouts are happy with their schools and their neighborhoods.
Thrifty: 82% of Scouts say that saving money for the future is a priority.
Brave: 80% of Scouts say that Scouting has increased their confidence and 51% rate their self-confidence as excellent.
Clean: 79% of Scouts say that Scouting has taught them to have more respect for the environment and their physical fitness.
Reverent: 83% of men who were Scouts for fire or more years say attending religious services as a family is very important.
Sometimes people ask me why Sam is a Scout and why I want him to be a Scout...these are the best reasons I can think of.