Last night I had a bonus Scout night. I was honored to be part of an Eagle Scout Board of Review panel. This is where a boy has come to the end of his journey in Scouting - or atleast where he is being taught - now he needs to go out and do the teaching. One of the highest honors a Scout can achieve. I have sat on two board of reviews since May and have enjoyed meeting the Scouts and seeing them achieve a huge goal. (I know that Bruce can relate to some of this - wonder if he has been on a Board of Review - he being a blogger involved in Scouting, too).
As I sat in this Eagle Board of Review I heard this in my head...
Cub Scout Motto
DO YOUR BEST
Then I heard this.........
To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.
Which in turn then made me think of the conversation I had with another Scout Parent the other day. He said - "Why is it, that when I look at many of our Trainers, that are teaching us to lead by example, and then you think of that last line in the Boy Scout Promise, that some of our own leaders are not following the promise?
I didn't get the impression he was directing that comment to me, as he had just come back from a full day of training and was talking specifcially about his leaders at that recent meeting. I was not hurt, but curious about his comment. Heck, he said that he kept that last line in mind when he recently dropped 25 pounds. So...
Am I doing my Best?
Am I physically strong?
Am I mentally awake?
And will that all help me to be morally straight?
I do have good morals - that I know and there is no hesitation to that fact.
Mentally awake - I am not so sure lately. Think there is a block in the mental aspect of my life. Searching for answers, wondering, pondering and just contemplating what the next move in my life will be like? Where is this weight loss journey taking me? Will I enjoy it? Am I ready for it? I can say yes, but I think there is a fear deep down in the pit of my stomach. What that fear is, I am not sure.
And physcially strong - well, I for sure want to be there. I want to hike with my Scout, I want to camp and not have any health issues that hinder me from doing all that my Scout is able to do.
I do my Best
I will be Physically Strong
I will be Mentally Awake
If it takes a Scout Promise and Motto to kick me into gear, to help me lead myself down the right path, to help me lead my son in the right way to be, act and show respect then I am proud of what Scouting is doing for both of us.
Do you have a Promise - a Motto - A Oath? Do it everyday!! Make it work for you!!!
Staying MOtivated MO