Scout Master Matters: Upholding the Boy Scout Ideals in Everyday Life


Perseverance: To follow through despite obstacles, difficulties or discouragement.

With Perseverance you can go anywhere and accomplish anything. Our scouts are examples of this every single day.  We bring them into the pack young boys who often have never been out from under the wings of their loving parents.  One pack meeting, one campout, one service project, at a time they grow in their abilities and confidence.  They don’t even realize they are exhibiting perseverance each time they learn a new skill and don’t give up till its’ conquered.

Knot after knot unravels but they tie it again until it stays put.

Fish slip their line all afternoon until finally they catch THE BIG ONE!.

Tents may collapse during a windstorm only to be put back up.

Perseverance is something each and every one of us will need in our life to get where we want to be so celebrate those small successes because they also teach, adding up to something so much more than the sum of its parts.


Quote of the Month:

“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.”

Walter Elliot