Welcome to A Scout Is
Congratulations to the 2013 Essay winner
Read the winning essay from Cole of Troop 765 on the Scout Law.
The twelve points of the Scout Law are not rules that a scout must follow, but rather they are a set of adjectives that describe who a Scout is or is becoming.
This web site is dedicated to the ideals of who Scouts are and the stories of how being a scout has changed lives. It is a resource for Scout Masters and an encouragement for Scouts.
What's the idea:
Create a web site that will encourage scouts to look at the values that they are choosing to base their lives on. Do this be by sharing other's stories and by having an essay contest that will get the boys to write down how they have lived the law.
This site will be dynamic, changing over time as people submit content and as others share their vision. Being dynamic means that it will change over time. This will cause people to come back to see how it has changed and also allow it to change to meet the needs of the people who used it.
The site is focused not on writing an essay, but about the values that scouts are basing the actions of their lives on.
What is important about this:
Scouts today are influenced in so many different ways; the media, games, and peers. They need to be reminded that it matters what they do and that what they do is based on their values.
Seeing that they are not alone in living value based lives and that doing so is not easy can give scouts encouragement. It can also show them ways to look at things they had not in the past. Since scouts are affected by peer pressure, it gives them another group of peers.Next Step:
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Download this A Scout Is flyer to hand out at your troop meeting.
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