I read this morning that the Boy Scouts of America are celebrating 100 years. 100 years is a milestone for any organization–I definitely praise their accomplishment. I read the “Boy Scout Oath” this morning and couldn’t help think if something like this could ever be written in today’s culture–100 years later. It currently reads:
“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.”
No doubt if this were rewritten today it would read something like this:
“If I can, I will try to help all countries and obey the Scout Law; to help other people, animals, and the Earth; to keep myself from becoming obese and/or having diabetes, to play video games to keep my mind awake, and know that morality is something that’s different for everyone.”
I really hope it doesn’t come to that–I really do.Photo © Shay Thomason. All Right Reserved.