SM Minute—Peer Pressure
Now that we have a couple weeks of school under our belts, I hope each of you have made some new friends. Why don’t you invite one to our next Troop meeting, or campout?
Good friends ask you to do good things, like going fishing, or on a hike. Some so-called friends, though, don’t have your best interests in mind. Let’s look at page 61 in your Scout Handbook again:
Real friends will not ask you to do anything that could put you at risk. If those who say they are your friends are smoking,drinking, using drugs, watching pornography, using profanity, or doing anything else that is unwise, you don’t have to go along with them. You might need to look for new friends who are interested in healtheir activities. Don’t worry, they are out there. Be true to your values, and you will find them.
Remember, a Scout is Friendly and Loyal, but a Scout is also Trustworthy and Clean.