To Keep myself Morally Straight

The symbolism is great in the Boy Scouts of America, great tools for reminding us to do what is right.
When describing the Scout Badge a Scout needs to explain the major components of it.
The top of the Scout Badge for example symbolizes the Point of a compass.
The compass always pointing North is our True reference point. As long as know that North will always be there, we can navigate with a compass and map.
So it is with Scouting. Our Moral compass is the Scout Law. It is the map that leads us in life. As long as we know that our Compass is true and always pointing in the right direction, we can not go wrong.
We know what is right by living the Scout Oath and Law. Those simple words are always right.
Trustworth, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thifty, Brave, Clean, and of course Reverent. Which one of those can lead you in the wrong direction?
When we recite the Scout Oath we make three promises, or remind ourselves of the three duties we have; Duty to God and Country, Duty to others [to help other people at all times], and Duty to ourselves [to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight].
The arrow of the compass always is steadfast and true, so is the Scout oath and law.
Keep yourself pointed in the right direction and you will never go wrong.
Your Day 4 & 5 Health Tips #100daysStrong
Start your day with breakfast.
Breakfast fills your “empty tank” to get you going after a long night without food. And it can help you do better in school. Easy to prepare breakfasts include cold cereal with fruit and low-fat milk, whole-wheat toast with peanut butter, yogurt with fruit, whole-grain waffles or even last night’s pizza!
Get Moving!
It’s easy to fit physical activities into your daily routine. Walk, bike or jog to see friends. Take a 10-minute activity break every hour while you read, do homework or watch TV. Climb stairs instead of taking an escalator or elevator. Try to do these things for a total of 30 minutes every day.

Have a Great Scouting Day!

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  1. Hope the 100 Days Strong is going well for you. Glad to see the post.

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