When you support Scouting, you are not only getting a product and service of value for your money, you are giving boys the opportunity to learn many skills that will equip them to be successful down the road as men.
Today’s Scouting programs are building the character qualities we need in tomorrow’s leaders. The Scout Oath and Scout Law provide a framework and standard by which each can become a valuable contributor to society.
Who can find fault with helping a boy to develop such things as being trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent? Or asking him on his honor to do his best to do his duty to God and his country, and to obey the Scout law, to help other people at all times, to keep himself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight?
But sadly, some organizations seem to have made it their goal to tear down and defund quality organizations like the Boy Scouts of America. Projects like selling mulch each spring help insulate Scouts against these attacks while giving them the chance to work and earn money to help supplement their camping, hiking and service work in the community.
Thank you in advance for helping in this very worthy cause. ALL Boy Scout Troop 13 sale proceeds go directly to the Scouting program to help reduce the cost of their many character developing activities.
Duty to God and Country
A scout doing his duty to God means he follows the teachings of his family and religious leaders in regards to his personal religious beliefs. For a scout to do his duty to his country, he must abide by the laws of his country, endeavor to be a good citizen, move forward the progress of his country, and honor those who brought freedoms and progress to his country in the past. Additionally, a scout is expected to follow the 12 points of the Scout Law.
A scout shows his duty to others by being cheerful, helpful and by keeping an eye to the needs of his community. Service is a fundamental part of scouting, with the expectation that serving others helps make the world a better place. Scouts are expected to provide service to others on a daily basis in a small way and participate in larger service projects on other occasions.
Duty to Self
Duty to Self includes three parts, all focused at keeping you healthy in every way possible. The first part is keeping your body strong and healthy, which includes regular exercise and eating a diet for optimum health. Mental health is the second part and requires that scouts be inquisitive and further their education when possible. Finally, a scout's duty to their moral self means you are honest, strong of character and clean in speech and action.
Boy Scout Law
A Scout is: Trustworthy,Loyal,Helpful,Friendly,Courteous,Kind,Obedient,Cheerful,Thrifty,Brave,Clean,and Reverent.