Scout Law - Courteous

Scout Law - Courteous

A Scout is courteous. A Scout is polite to everyone regardless of age or position. He knows that using good manners makes it easier for people to get along. "A Scout is courteous" is another way of saying "A Scout is a gentleman." Open a door for someone. Offer your seat on a bus or in a busy waiting room to an elderly person, a pregnant woman, or anyone who needs it more than you. Greet others with a firm handshake. Do your share of family chores in a pleasant way. Say "Please" and "Thank you" or "Pardon me" and "I'm sorry" whenever appropriate. Being courteous shows that you are aware of the feelings of others. The habits of courtesy that you practice as a Scout will stay with you throughout your life.