Scoutmaster Minute—Court of Honor

March 22, 2010

The Chinese have a saying, “The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.”  There’s a lesson for us in that.

I’m thinking of advancement.  If you come to troop meetings without ever looking in your Official Boy Scout Handbook all week long and if you never ask how to pass a test or who to see about a merit badge, you’ll never advance very far in Scouting.  In Scouting, and in life, the rewards don’t come to those who sit back and wait for something to be handed to them on a silver platter.

I would like to see every one of you set the Eagle Scout rank as your goal in Scouting.  As a step toward that goal, I challenge each of you to pick out some award you can earn for our next court of honor.

Whatever the goal you set for yourself, remember that only you can take that first step toward it.  No one can do it for you.  Once you’ve taken that first step the next step becomes easier.  And the ones after that will be easier still because you’re on the way along the Scouting trail.


(Adapted from US Scouting Service Project)

I did this SM Minute for our Spring Court of Honor.  I like it because it’s a direct challenge to the Scouts.  Also, in the last paragraph, I took a step after each sentence.  At the end, I was MUCH closer to the desert tray than the Scouts. 🙂



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