As a scout leader we teach our scouts the oath and law. The first law for boy scouts is to be trustworthy. This means a scout tells the truth. He is honest, and he keeps his promises. People can depend on him. In girl scouts, the first law is to do your best to be honest and fair. If you make a mistake, tell the truth about it and don’t feel ashamed. Both oaths start with On My Honor. The scout gives their word and makes a promise.
These words are so important. It is how we all want to live our lives. We aren’t perfect and sometimes we fail but keeping these values on top of your mind can guide us in the future.
Why is honesty so important in everyday life? It involves being trustworthy, loyal, fair and sincere.
As C.S. Lewis said, “Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching.”
And as Tony Blair said, “Sometimes it is better to lose and do the right thing than to win and do the wrong thing”
Have a great week and do the right thing!