Scoutmaster Minute—A Scout is Trustworthy

February 14, 2010

Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox

The Scout Law says:

A Scout is trustworthy. A Scout tells the truth. He is honest, and he keeps his promises. People can depend on him.

We all know the story of Pinocchio, the little boy whose nose grew every time he told a lie. It’s a good thing our noses don’t grow whenever we fib, or it would be a lot more difficult to move around in a crowded room.

It’s not our nose that grows when we don’t tell the truth. It’s our honor that shrinks when we are not honest, when we don’t keep our promises.

It’s not always easy to keep your word. It takes a big man to get up early to help out your fellow Scouts on a service project, or go out in the cold to compete in the Klondike Derby.

But eventually people will figure out if you are somebody they can rely on. Who would you rather trust? A guy who’s honor is the size of Paul Bunyan, or Pinnochio?



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