Let's start with the Scout Law - the 12 characteristics that a Scout should have, the principles he should live by, as he follows the path to being an Eagle Scout, the top and most honorable rank to achieve in this program.
The first one we look at is "A Scout is Trustworthy". Just as a Scout leader must be TRUSTWORTHY, so we must be as well if we want to be exemplary leaders. We don't automatically become trustworthy when
we achieve the top rank; it is something we need to work on as we journey on, without every quitting the path when it gets challenging.
What is a TRUSTWORTHY person like? Well, as
the word says, this person can be trusted to do what he or she says he will do. When you ask this person to do something, you know that they will do it, regardless of what is happening around them and regardless of how long it will take to do it or how challenging
it may be. All doubt is dispeled - when we say we are going to do something, people can rest assured that we will do so.
So, work on doing exactly what you say you are going to do. Don't go back
on your word. If you say you will do it, do it. If you know you won't be able to do it, then don't take on the responsibility; if you do take it on , you are expected to do it, and if you do not, you are not going to be seen as "trustworthy". Be a person everyone
can count on! An exemplary leader is TRUSTWORTHY.