Boy Scouts are like teabags. You don't know how strong they are until they get in hot water. Our monthly Boys Life Magazines feature stories of brother Scouts being first on the scene at serious accidents or other emergency situations that put their Scout skills to the test! Do your ever ask yourself how would you do in similar circumstances? Acts of heroism are not always a matter of being fearless - more often it's just the opposite, doing what is right in spite of being afraid. Being a Scout, by which I mean living by the Scout Oath and Law, the Slogan and the Motto, more often means doing things that are not "cool" or easy in less news-worthy - but no less heroic - ways, than in Boys Life stories: facing down peer pressure, seeking-out ways to help people, being courteous even to the non-courteous, placing God rather than self at the center of the universe. So raise your right hand in the Scout sign and pledge, on your honor, to try your best to make a good cup of tea!
Contributor Michael McCann
Date Entered 05-Mar-2001
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