“THOU SHALT LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF”
This is perhaps the most difficult of things to do. Many times neighbors have conflict, so forgiveness is essential. Scouts can show they care for a neighbor, even a difficult one, by showing random acts of kindness. If you live where it snows, you can shovel walks and driveways. You can always leave a dish of cookies you made and a short note. Meet and greet new neighbors. Leave your phone number and let them know they can call you if they need anything. Always make yourself available to help your neighbors.
Author: Joyce Olesen | is a grandmother, mother, and daughter of Scouters. She loves kids, camping, country music and sports cars. Her Dad was a Scout leader in Chicago in the early 1920’s and having only daughters did not bolster his Scouting hopes. As his “Scout” she was tying regulation knots by the time she was 7.