LETTER: Why be a scout?

I am a member of Boy Scout Troop Eight in Sandusky. Scouting has affected my life in many ways. These ways include making me live my
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

I am a member of Boy Scout Troop Eight in Sandusky. Scouting has affected my life in many ways. These ways include making me live my life along the Boy Scout Law. I am personally glad that I have become a Boy Scout.

The Scout Law is read: "A scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, and reverent. A scout is trustworthy means that you can depend on a Boy Scout. A scout being loyal means to be true to your family and friends. When someone is helpful they offer help when it is needed, even if they are not asked. Being friendly is offering friendship to everyone the scout meets. When a scout is courteous, he is polite around everyone he meets. A kind person is someone who treats others as they would want to be treated. An obedient person follows all rules given to them. Being cheerful is trying to see the better parts of what happens, not only the bad parts. A thrifty person knows how to handle money. Someone who is brave is not afraid to face danger when it needs to be done. While being brave means not being afraid to face danger, a scout does not look for danger. A scout always keeps his body and mind in good working condition. He chooses the company of people with high standards. Finally, a scout is reverent, meaning that he is faithful towards God.

Being a scout has a lot of responsibility, but it is also fun. Scouts go camping, hiking, and learn many skills through merit badges such as: Personal Management, First Aid, and Swimming. I strongly recommend Scouting for all young boys from sixth grade up to the age of seventeen.

Zachary Meyers

Sandusky