Do a good turn daily
How do Scouts advance? By doing the things that Scouts do.
Scouts go, camping, hiking, exploring, discovering… they build fires, cook,and eat… they plan, develop, and present… they instruct, lead, and create… they sing, speak and yell… they run, play and shout… they learn, develop, and grow
Scouts are happy when they are doing something. Scouting is a doing – not a telling, listening, or sitting – game.
With all the things for Scouts can do they hardly need reminding of what we’d rather they didn’t. How much of a Scout’s experience in your troop is possibility and how much is restriction? Sure there’s a line around the field of play but, honestly, do we have to worry all that much about things going out-of-bounds? Scouting is a big field with lots of room.
Scouting is a verb that Scouts do… our role is to open the door and stand back, to allow and encourage Scouts to do for themselves, to let them get at it.