What is Scout Spirit?
Scout spirit applies to how you live and how you conduct your daily life – that is, your life both in and out of scouting activities.
You show Scout spirit by being a role model, living by the Scout Oath and Law.
Scout spirit is not based on how many Scouting events or outings a Scout attends, but rather by how he helps bring out the best in others as a reflection of his own character and attitude.
Some ways to do this are:
- telling the truth,
- sticking up for the kid being picked on,
- handing out papers for the teacher,
- letting everyone play a game,
- saying thank you to the clerk at a store,
- helping a kid that dropped his books instead of laughing at him,
- playing fair to have fun rather than to win no matter what,
- looking for a little fun in every job you have to do,
- using your boring old cellphone for another year because it still works,
- asking your buddies to not use bad language around you,
- listening to music that doesn’t promote hate, violence, and other trash,
- taking 5 minutes once in a while to just quietly sit outside and think about where you’re heading in life
(that was a simple example of each of the 12 points in the Scout Law)