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This article was sent to me today. A pretty good read...

 

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A different way to view the BSA

 

We still deliver the character traits found in the

Scout Oath and Law.

With those values in mind, today we are very

much a part of workforce development!

Employers tell me that they always need kids

with a good education. But, what they would

really like is people who come to work on time,

dont lie, and dont steal from the company and

who will give a full days work for a full days

pay. Those are character issues, not educational

issues.

People are seldom fired over reading, writing,

and arithmetic educational issues. People get fired over

character issues trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous,

kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.

Your education is what gets you the interview. Your education is

what is required to get the job you want. However, it is your

character by which you keep that job.

Lets get personal

Families dont break up over educational issues.

Relationships break up over character issues

trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind,

etc.

So is character important?

Tell me how football, baseball, and soccer will help a

person keep his job. Tell me how sports reinforce traits

that contribute to a successful marriage, business, or

employment relationship.

Scouting reinforces traits that are fundamental to being

a successful parent, employee, employer, citizen, or partner in any

relationship.

 

Article submitted by John Thurston, retired Scout Executive from

Corpus Christi, Texas

 

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As a former retail manager I couldn't agree more.

I've had many people ask me to be their reference.

I refused a fellow college grad many years ago because when I looked at his resume it was a complete lie. I also knew his poor wor habits.

However, I gave a glowing recommendation last year for one of my wolves for his ti-kwon-do blackbelt. The first thing these high-paid super talented athletes need is a life coach, you can give someone money but not values!!

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That is awesome, and so true.

I wish I would have wrote that.

I wish the BSA would promote Scouting like that.

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BUT, promoting BSA like that gives the store away. The Scouts aren't supposed to know we're guiding them through that process.

 

I do think it's a great way to explain Scouting to adults who might try to get their Sons to try it though. :)

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