I think that Commissioner Keith's post about hero's hit it right on the spot. I just wanted to say that I totally agree with him that too many kids think that there true heroes are celebrities and athletes but in truth this cannot be true because a fair amount of these so called heroes are very superficial and fake. What I mean is that these people think that it is okay to have the attitude of "Do as I say not as I do" attitude which sends are very confusing message to our youth. So if you are a celebrity reading this please provide a example that sets high moral standards for our youth, I know that this is extremely hard but it is a daily struggle that every person should be fighting. If you are a scouter or scout don't let the celebrities trick you into believing that all of them got to where they are without cheating because you can beat a fair amount of them did cheat to get where they are.
Heroes are people others look up to because of looks, personality, ideas, or interests whether or not they are positive or negative, it does not matter. Everyone is a hero in the eyes of at least one person. So remember people need to have positive examples to look to.
Yours in Scouting Service
Junior Assistant Scoutmaster
Great Alaska COuncil
Eagle Scout OA Brotherhood Member
NSJ '05 WSJ '07 Philmont AA '08