A guest submission from the effervescent Whodat

Perhaps one of the reasons I love golf so much is because, through Boy Scouting, I became comfortable being alone out in the woods. I also learned some other things that apply to golf and, more importantly, life. Please review the Boy Scout Oath and the Law:

Scout Oath (or Promise)
On my honor I will do my best
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.


Scout Law
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly,
courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty,
brave, clean, and reverent.

No organization is perfect and any group can have bad apples, but an organization that has used these words in guiding boys and young men for 100 years sure ain’t all bad. These are all great coordinates by which to chart a course for life. After all these years, do I think of them everyday? Not per se, but I have tried to live them every day. Did I? Of course not, but when I strayed, they tugged at my heart and mind until I came back into line.

Scouting, like serving in the military, made my life infinitely better than it would have been. I believe Scouting has made America better and has given much to our foundation.
I am proud of Scouting. It is too bad that our Apologist-in-Chief, our Socialist Leader, our new age, new way, new America president had no time to honor Scouting on its 100th birthday.

But, I am not surprised. For a plethora of reasons, I think he would not fit in at a Jamboree. I think it best he stayed away as his presence would have diminished the honor of those there. Certainly, the Gay Pride gang will be delighted he showed no support for a group which has the audacity to demand members be “morally straight”.

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