You are what they say about you…

Here is a role model for you…

“Of courage undaunted, possessing a firmness & perseverance of purpose which nothing but impossibilities could divert from it’s direction, careful as a father of those committed to his charge, yet steady in the maintenance of order & discipline, intimate with the Indian character, customs & principles, habituated to the hunting life, guarded by exact observation of the vegetables & animals of his own country, against losing time in the description of objects already possessed, honest, disinterested, liberal, of sound understanding and a fidelity to truth so scrupulous that whatever he should report would be as certain as if seen by ourselves, with all these qualifications as if selected and implanted by nature in one body, for this express purpose, I could have no hesitation in confiding the enterprize to him.”

Thomas Jefferson, 1813,describing Meriwether Lewis.
quoted from the Stephen Ambrose book Undaunted Courage.

I can only dream that one day some one may something like this about me. Talk about Character.
What do people say about you? How do you want to be remembered?

Have a Great Scouting day!


  1. I often get asked, “What is your goal in life?” to which I reply, “for one famous, not infamous, person to say that they are successful due to the things that I have taught them.”


  2. As a seventeen year old Eagle Scout that earned his Eagle more than 2 years ago I am always being asked the question “Why have you stayed in scouting after you earned Eagle, isn’t that the end of the journey” my reply goes along the lines of this, “Eagle may be the end on the standard advancement journey but my journey in scouting is far from over. It is just beginning”. I have just started to realize that I have learned more about leading and showing others after I completed my eagle than when I was working on eagle scout myself. The reason this is, is because of the fact that I no longer have to worry about the advancement situation as much and am able to focus much more energy on leadership development.


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