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3/11/13 at 11:28 AM 1 Comments

Boy Scouts Must Stand Firm for their Principles

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This opinion column originally appeared in the washingtontimes.com on 3/10/2013.

Author: Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel David Cortman

W. D. Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America on Feb. 8, 1910. Within the first two years of the organization’s existence, its moral compass was clearly outlined via the pledges within the Scout oath:

“On my honor I will do my best

To do my duty to God and my country

and to obey the Scout Law;

To help other people at all times;

To keep myself physically strong,

mentally awake, and morally straight.”

Since the inception of the Boy Scouts, those taking this pledge have had a strong influence on our society. They have become presidents, congressmen, governors, even astronauts. The things they have stood for have served to mark out a path for them, and to carve out a place.

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