Thursday, August 25, 2011

Court of Honor

Troop, Team and Crew Court of Honor
August 24, 2011

Varsity Pledge

As a Varsity Scout I will:
Live by the Scout Oath,
Law, motto, and slogan;
Honor the dignity and worth of all persons;
Promote the cause of freedom; and
Do my best to be a good team member.

Purposes of the Aaronic Priesthood
  • Become converted to the gospel of Jesus Christ and live its teachings.
  • Serve faithfully in priesthood callings and fulfill the responsibilities of priesthood offices.
  • Give meaningful service.
  • Prepare and live worthily to receive the Melchizedek Priesthood and temple ordinances.
  • Prepare to serve an honorable full-time mission.
  • Obtain as much education as possible.
  • Prepare to become a worthy husband and father.
  • Give proper respect to women, girls, and children.
What are the differences between these two groups of statement?  Not much.   "Scouting helps our boys to walk uprightly the priesthood path to exaltation," said President Thomas S. Monson.
Tonight you boys are wearing your Scout uniforms but underneath that uniform you will still see a Scout.  A real Scout doesn’t need a uniform.  A Scout doesn’t need uniform to do what is right.  A worthy Priesthood holder doesn’t need to be in a white shirt and tie.  A worthy Priesthood holder doesn’t need to be in a white shirt and tie to do what is right or magnify this calling.  

You boys, whether Varsity Scouts, members of the Troop or Crew members, have impressed me.  You are working harder and working smarter.  You are doing what not only your dedicated leaders want; not only what your parents want but most importantly what your Heavenly Parents want you to do.  Continue on your path in Scouting.  Continue down your path in The Duty to God program.  But most importantly continue on your path to your Heavenly Home.

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