Scoutmaster Minute—A Scout is Kind

May 16, 2010

A Scout is Kind.  A Scout treats other as he wants to be treated.  He knows there is strength in being gentle.  He does not harm or kill any living thing without good reason.

This point of the Scout Law is closely related to the prior.  To be Courteous is to be Kind.  Yet they each have their distinction.

In my mind, Kindness is more basic. It’s the Golden Rule (do unto others as you would have them do onto you).  It may be dharma.  It may be simple human charity.

Being Kind is not something you stop and think about.  You don’t take more than you can eat.  You close the gate when you go through.  You put the seat down when you’re done in the outhouse.

You either treat others with kindness, or you go through life oblivious to anything greater than yourself.

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For an experienced Scouter’s perspective, spend a couple minutes with this video on The Scoutmaster Minute.  This Philmont minute is guaranteed to leave you with a tear in your eye.

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