12 Things You Can Learn from a Scout

12 Things You Can Learn from a Scout

Some people think the Scout Law only applies to Scouts – but in reality, you don’t have to be a Scout to live by the key principles of Scouting. The 12 pillars of the Scout Law are universal guides that anyone can take inspiration from to be their best self.

In fact, Lifehack, a website that offers helpful productivity pointers, recently shared “The 12 Things a Boy Scout Can Teach You About Being Successful.” The blog explains how the Scout Law can benefit anyone seeking a fulfilling life and better world.

The post details the importance of being trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent as it relates to living your everyday life, whether you’re a Scout or not.

Blog author John Patrick Hickey shares important wisdom that anyone can appreciate:

People are looking for the keys to be successful in life. They read books, go to seminars and attend classes (all of which are great things to do), but they sometimes miss the things that have been around for ages and have a proven track record. You do not have to be a Boy Scout to appreciate and benefit from the Scout Law.

How You Can Inspire Others to Live the Scout Law

All-embracing stories like these with a Scouting twist can be a great recruiting tool that offers prospective Scouting parents insight into how the program prepares their children for the future. Read Lifehack to get the full story on how the Scout Law applies to anyone and then share it with your friends, family and parents of prospective Scouts on social media. And tell us in the comments below, what other universal lessons do you think Scouting teaches?

Hayley Cordaro

Hayley Cordaro is a communications specialist at the Boy Scouts of America. She loves sharing inspiring success stories and uncovering new ways volunteers and employees can make the most of their Scouting experience. If you have story ideas or questions, reach out to us at communications@scouting.org.

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12 Things You Can Learn from a Scout
12 Things You Can Learn from a Scout
12 Things You Can Learn from a Scout
12 Things You Can Learn from a Scout