A Scout is: Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, Reverent.How many of our business, civic and political leaders can meet this test? President Obama certainly fails.
For the most part, business and political leaders are not selected based on their characters. They are selected based on their accomplishments or perceived benefit to the constituencies they will server.
I have worked with and for many individuals over my years. Some meet the Scout Law test, most did not. Few of our elected officials stand
If we expect our young men to demonstrate these characteristics, why shouldn't this same standard apply to our leaders?
I challenge you to consider the "Scout Law Test" the next time you are asked to vote or submit you assessment of someone who will have a say over you, your community, your state or your federal politicians.