Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Cubmaster Minute

Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting said: “Honesty is a form of honor. An honorable man can be trusted with any amount of money or other valuables with the certainty that he will not steal it.” When you feel inclined to cheat in order to
win a game, just say to yourself: “After all, it is only a game. It won’t kill me if I do lose.” If you keep your head this way you will often find that you win after all. It’s great to win, but if you can’t win, be a good loser.

That is certainly a different attitude than the phrase many of us I am sure have heard that goes ”Winning is everything."

Some people have decided that they must win whatever game they're playing, no matter what it takes. Sports coaches and even parents sometimes put a lot of pressure on their kids to win. But there is something much more important than winning. That something is doing your best. As we get ready for a new school year, let's all decide that we're going to make this a year when we do our best, whether it's in the classroom, on the playing field, at home with our families, or at our place of worship. Never forget that if you are honest and do your personal best, then you are a winner, no matter what the final score happens to be.

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