Set An Example Minute
This Minute is meant for Boy Scouts.
Just think about this for 15 seconds:
"What you do speaks so loudly, I can't hear what you say."
(On your watch, time 15 seconds off.)
Can someone share what that means to you?
When you say the Scout Law at a troop meeting and you tell a tenderfoot to "Shut Up!" so you can say a scout is "Friendly", which does he hear?
When you tell some 2nd class scouts to work together as a patrol and then you complain about the terrible dinner your patrol had to eat, which does he hear?
When you tell a scout that everyone has an important place in the troop and then you make fun of another scout's sloppy knot, which does he hear?
Now, take 15 seconds to look at each scout around this room. Think in your head which ones 'say' the most without using words - which have you noticed setting a good example?
(time off another 15 seconds.)
Good night, scouts.