几个月前, 有人问我，在侦察会场发言. 在准备, 我已写信给传教士的儿子，问什么侦察站出来给他，是什么在他的少年岁月取得他的最大区别.
His response made me ponder the critical role of leaders in the lives of boys.
He wrote, “What influenced me most were trusted leaders. Dad is the biggest reason I love Scouting— because it meant I had time to do awesome activities with him. When I think of Scouting, I think of my dad. He was my bishop and my leader.”
Scout leaders motivate boys to be proactive and to push for greater things, not becoming complacent with where they are but pushing themselves to greater heights.
他继续, “I vividly remember my favorite campout. My dad and I were to hike to a lake where we would meet up with the rest of the troop. We hit the trail and after several miles arrived at dusk at the appointed lake. 然而, upon arrival we found ourselves alone. We tried calling to the others, but no one answered. 最后, with darkness falling around us, we set up camp. I remember the fire dad built. He carefully explained that in the morning we had to leave the campsite better than we found it.
I remember waking up the next morning very early to find dad’s sleeping bag empty. I unzipped the tent and found him fly- fishing on the shore of the mist-shrouded lake. He caught and cooked our breakfast. I loved to hear him talk as I peppered him with questions of life.
Later in the day we found the troop’s campsite at a nearby lake. The rest of the time was fun, but that first day was the greatest.”
President Spencer W. Kimball gives voice to why my son’s first day at camp was the greatest: “Boys need heroes close by. 他们需要知道一些高耸的强度和基本完整的人, 个人. 他们需要满足他们在大街上, 徒步旅行和露营与他们, 看到他们关闭家中, 每天, 脚踏实地的情况; to feel close enough to them to ask questions and to talk things over man-to-man with them.” (“男孩们需要通过附近的英雄,"4 月 1976, 大会)
主席 Thomas S. Monson shared, “The greatest gift a man can give a boy is his willingness to share a part of his life with him.” (“运行, 男孩, 运行,” Oct, 1982, 大会)
Scouting offers a wide spectrum of experiences that inspired leaders can draw on to be with boys. Dedicated leaders can increase their vision, touch their hearts, mentor their ambitions, and expand their understanding of our Lord and Savior with living examples from their own lives.
President Monson shares the twelve points of the Scout Law and their counterpart in the message of our Master, 耶稣基督.
- 童子军是可信的. 耶和华说什么了? "我已经完成了工作你所赐给我做." (约翰 · 17:4)
- A Scout is loyal. "你到我身后, 撒旦"。 (路加福音 4:8)
- 童子军是很有帮助. "崛起, 拿起你的床, 和走。 (约翰 · 5:8)
- 童子军是友好. "你们是我的朋友们。 (约翰 · 15:14)
- 童子军是礼貌. "因此所有东西任何你们都愿意人怎样对你, 你们也给他们"。 (马特. 7:12)
- 童子军是善良. "让小孩子到我这里来. … 他对它们在他的怀里, 把他的手, 并为他们祝福。 (马克 10:14, 16)
- 童子军是听话. "因为从天堂来到人间, 不能做我自己的意志, 但他的意志，寄给我。 (约翰 · 6:38)
- 童子军是开朗. "是很好的欢呼; 我已战胜了世界"。 (约翰 · 16:33)
- 童子军是节俭. "卖掉你的所有, 和分发给穷人, 和就必有财宝在天上: 而来, 跟我来。 (路加福音 18:22)
- 是勇敢的侦察兵. "O 我的父亲, 如果它是可能的, 让这杯离开我: 不过不像我, 但如你甘心。 (马特. 26:39)
- 童子军是干净. "是你们干净而承受耶和华的船只"。 (D&C 38:42)
- 童军是虔诚的. "我们的父亲在天上, 神圣是你的名字." (马特. 6:9)
“这种启发的教导, 教专门讨论领导人所承诺的珍贵男孩时, 不仅孩子们对生活有影响;they also affect eternity.” ("运行, 男孩, 运行,” Oct, 1982, 大会)
“Nobody knows what a boy is worth; 我们必须等待，看看.
但每个男人在一个崇高的地方, A boy once used to be”.
Inspired leaders know the worth of their boys, and build them to stand in noble places. Thank you for being those leaders.
~Contributed by Bonnie H. 蓝带, 2nd Counselor, 小学一般轮值主席国