Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A Scout is Helpful

A large part of Scouting is service, and service has a noble purpose.  Those who give service learn to think of others, learn to help those in need, and learn to put others above themselves.  It is also through service that we feel a sense of fulfillment in our lives.  David O. McKay (1873-1970, educator and religious leader) said, "He who lets selfishness and his passions rule him binds his soul in slavery, but he who, in the majesty of spiritual strength, uses his physical tendencies and yearnings, and his possessions to serve purposes higher than personal indulgences and comfort, takes the first step toward the happy and useful life."

--Ron Wendel, The Scoutmaster Minute, pp. 106-107

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