A Scout is brave. A Scout can face danger although he is afraid. He has the courage to stand for what he thinks is right even if others laugh at him or threaten him.
Chutzpa is a great old Yiddish word that has been defined as a combination of gall, nerve, guts, presumption and arrogance – perhaps not as noble a connotation as that we attach to bravery. It may not be that all brave people have chutzpa but those with chutzpa are brave.
It takes real chutzpah to stand up to society. Our Scouts win popularity or risk ostracism at the shifting standards of their peers. There is no more unforgiving, intense and capricious society than the one we encounter in our teenage years.
It takes chutzpa to be a Scout, to stand out, to acheive in a world that often belittles anyone who dares to explore their own potential.