Scout Law Box

Adrian’s working toward his Wolf badge in Cub Scouts right now. One of the requirement options for his Hometown Heroes elective adventure was to honor a serviceman by sending a care package along with a note thanking them for their service. We decided that would be fun to do (and could also be our random act of kindness for the month).

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I talked to my friend who has a currently deployed son and asked if we could send him a box. She said they love themed care packages so we decided to get creative and choose things that fit the words of the Scout Law (and included what I wrote below to explain why we chose each item).

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A Scout is trustworthy (you have to be trustworthy to play cards with your friends),

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loyal (tissues will always be loyal to you, ready and waiting when you need to blow your nose),

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helpful (a Lego kit is always helpful for passing the time),

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friendly (conversation hearts have friendly sayings whether you eat them yourself or share them with others),

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courteous (Tic Tacs help you be courteous by making sure your breath is nice before you speak to others),

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kind (you should always be kind to your feet and foot cream will help you),

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obedient (when you are being obedient and following orders and marching, socks will be your constant companion),

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cheerful (there’s no way not to be cheerful when you’ve got comic books to read),

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thrifty (you need to shave and disposable razors are the thrifty way to do it),

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brave (if you get a cut, superhero band-aids will help you be brave),

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clean (no explanation is necessary for how toilet paper helps you get clean),

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and reverent (throat lozenges help you be reverent by making sure you can always pray, even out loud)

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(and always hungry (while technically not part of The Scout Law, we all know Scouts are always hungry, so jerky will help that just a little)).

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We hope my friend’s son and his buddies enjoy the box as much as we enjoyed putting it together!

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