Boy Scout Archives: Courteous

A Scout is polite to everyone regardless of age or position. He knows that using good manners makes it easier for people to get along.


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A Scout is: Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, ReverentScout Law  I like the simplicity of the Scout Law. It is brief and therefore easy for youth to memorize. But it covers a lot of ground.

 

How the Boy Scout Law Relates to the Ten Commandments   Comparing the 10 Commandments to the Boy Scout Law is an interesting activity for any Boy Scout group.

 

The Scouting Way can help everybody: men and women, young and old, Scouts and non-Scouts alike incorporate the core ethics and principles of Scouting into their daily lives, in just minutes a day.The Scouting Way  The Scouting Way can help everybody: men and women, young and old, Scouts and non-Scouts alike incorporate the core ethics and principles of Scouting into their daily lives, in just minutes a day.

 

The Scoutmaster Minute presents verses of honesty, courage, service, sacrifice and more-right at your fingertips and right when they're needed, fitting easily into a pocket or backpack.The Scoutmaster Minute: Your Handbook for Inspiring Moments   The Scoutmaster Minute presents verses of honesty, courage, service, sacrifice and more-right at your fingertips and right when they're needed, fitting easily into a pocket or backpack.

 

Proven ideas for building strong, successful, sustainable troops that truly achieve the promise of Scouting - from meetings and outings to administration.The Scoutmaster's Other Handbook   Proven ideas for building strong, successful, sustainable troops that truly achieve the promise of Scouting - from meetings and outings to administration.

 

Top Hat and CaneMagic Words Ceremony  This is a ceremony from an old roundtable handout. It would fit with the Abracadabra program theme for Cub Scouts or for Cub Scouts working on the Good Manners Belt Loop and Pin. Use it as a closing ceremony.

 

diversityCultural Diversity/Disability Awareness Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts  The focus of this program feature is on respecting different cultures. The big feature for the program theme is either a cultural awareness campout or a cultural fair.

 

PhonePhone Etiquette  Phone etiquette does not come naturally to most kids. It needs to be taught. Here are some very basic rules for talking on the phone. These could be used with Tiger Elective 26 - Phone Manners or Wolf Achievement 4 - Know Your Home and Community. It will also help Cub Scouts working on the Good Manners Pin.

 

Praying handsA Scout's Prayer by Lord Baden-Powell  This prayer is attributed to Lord Baden-Powell himself. B-P clearly believed that faith was an important component of his Scouting program. So while Scouting is not specific to any particular faith, there is a spiritual aspect to it. This prayer, based on the Scout Law, would be appropriate for most groups of Scouts.

 

Praying handsScout Law Prayer  A Scout is Reverent. This prayer incorporates the twelve points of the Scout Law.

 

Norman Rockwell's Boy Scout paintingTrustworthy Tommy Song  Webelos need to learn about the Scout Law for their Webelos badge and their Arrow of Light Award. This classic Scout song is a fun way to help them learn it.

 

PencilThank You Note Template for Thanking a Special Person  It is really important for kids to learn how to say "Thank You". Gratitude is something which needs to be taught, and Cub Scouts is a perfect forum for doing this.

 

listeningRespectful Listening  Dealing with Scouts who won't listen when somebody is speaking can be a real challenge. Here are some tips and a code of conduct to help them listen and ask questions respectfully.