Archive for November, 2011

SM Minute—The Strong Link

November 6, 2011

Scoutmaster Minute—The Strong Link

From the TransAtlantic Council, Resources for Scouters:

These pieces of rope are a lot like individual Scouts. You can use these ropes for knot tying practice or for tying a small package, but they’re not big enough for really big jobs. (Call up two or three Scouts and asked them to join the ropes together with square knots or sheet bends. ) Now we have a much more useful rope, one we could use for pioneering or other jobs where we need a good length of rope.

Your patrol and the whole troop work the same way. Scouts who work together like these ropes can achieve much bigger things. But remember that this rope is only as strong as its’ weakest link. The same idea applies to our patrols and troop. They can’t be strong unless everyone pulls together. Teamwork is just as important in Scouting as it is on a football team.

Strive to a strong link in your patrol. Do the best to live by the ideals we talk about in the Scout Oath and Law. Learn your Scouting skills to the best of your ability, and take part in everything the troop and your patrol do.

Don’t be a weak link.

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