Today's Boy Scouts -- Tomorrow's Phoenixmasons
Brothers, many of us were Cub
Scouts and Boy Scouts in our youth and many of us are Boy Scout Leaders today. As many of
us know, a Boy Scout does his best to live by the Scout Law
A Scout tells the truth. He keeps his promises.
Honesty is part of his code of conduct. People can depend on him.
A Scout is true to his family, Scout leaders, friends,
school, and nation.
A Scout is concerned about other people. He does things
willingly for others without pay or reward.
A Scout is a friend to all. He is a brother to
other Scouts. He seeks to understand others. He respects those with ideas and customs
other than his own.
A Scout is polite to everyone regardless of age or
position. He knows good manners make it easier for people to get along together.
A Scout understands there is strength in being gentle.
He treats others as he wants to be treated. He does not hurt or kill harmless things
A Scout follows the rules of his family, school, and
troop. He obeys the laws of his community and country. If he thinks these rules and laws
are unfair, he tries to have them changed in an orderly manner rather than disobey them.
A Scout looks for the bright side of things. He
cheerfully does tasks that come his way. He tries to make others happy.
A Scout works to pay his way and to help others. He
saves for unforeseen needs. He protects and conserves natural resources. He carefully uses
time and property.
A Scout can face danger even if he is afraid. He
has the courage to stand for what he thinks is right even if others laugh at or threaten
A Scout keeps his body and mind fit and clean. He goes
around with those who believe in living by these same ideals. He helps keep his home and
A Scout is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his
religious duties. He respects the beliefs of others.
What can your Lodge do to help teach
these values to tomorrow's Phoenixmasons?
1. Provide a meeting place and
promote a good program for a Cub Scout Pack and/or Boy Scout Troop.
2. Select and provide adult leaders for you Cub Scout
Pack and/or Boy Scout Troop
3. Sponsor an individual boy for his uniform and/or
expense to attend Boy Scout summer camp
4. Support "Scouting for Food" and other
fund raising efforts of Boy Scouts.
What can you as an
individual Phoenixmason do to help our children in Scouting?
1. Volunteer to be a Scout Leader.
Without adult leadership there can be no Boy Scouts. There is a variety of
jobs--everything from unit leaders to chairmen of troop committees, committee members,
merit badge counselors, and chartered organization representatives.
2. Sponsor an individual boy for his uniform and/or
expense to attend Boy Scout summer camp.
3. Support "Scouting for Food" and other
fund raising efforts of Boy Scouts. To learn more about Boy Scouting, or to find out how
to start, join, or support a troop, contact the BSA council in your area. To find your
local BSA Council, click on the Boy Scout emblem below.