Scoutmaster Minute—A Scout Is Considerate

October 19, 2009

Spartan Patrol Patch

A person is considerate if he is concerned about the feelings of other people. With this basic idea in mind, what characteristics would make you considerate?

Have you heard the story about an old man who went to the Olympic Games in ancient Greece? He arrived late and not a single seat was left. A Spartan youth noticed the old man’s problem and gave him his seat. A group of Athenian boys saw this act of courtesy and began to applaud. The old man turned to them saying, “Yes, you Athenians know what is right to do—but it takes a Spartan to do it.”

Knowing what you should do to be courteous is not enough; you must put it into practice every day.

The courtesy you practice as a boy will make you a better man.

(from p.13 in BSA Troop Program Resources)



5 Responses to “Scoutmaster Minute—A Scout Is Considerate”

  1. Mary Ann Smoot Says:

    Dear Sir,
    I am trying to order some patches with a spartan on it. I need 24 patches. I need them before Jamboree. If you can help, I would appreciate it.
    Thank You,
    Mary Ann Smoot

  2. JC Says:

    If I remember right, we ordered this patrol patch and another (Screaming Eagle) from Patchtown online.

    They were pretty quick and I’m pleased with how the patches turned out.

  3. Linda Chasteler Says:

    So you know how I can order 8 Spartan patrol patches? Our local BS shop does not have them.

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