Cleanliness is the next trait we will talk about. "A Scout is clean" it states in the scout law. This means that he strives his body and mind clean, and also strives
to keep his home and community clean by doing his part.
An exemplary leader must also strive for cleanliness. If we have teenagers. we will
know that it's hard work to get them to keep their rooms clean, let alone clean up the rest of the house. However, this is a skill that is important for them to learn and maintain. It's a life skill. It's important that they take showers and put on deodorant
and and keep their hair nice. It's also important that they keep their personal space clean - that includes their rooms and their bathrooms.
If we want our teenagers
to be clean, we must set an example, though! Make the time to not only keep your body and mind clean, but strive to keep your home clean. It's easier to work if our place is clean. Don't strive for perfection, though! We don't have to waste
time trying to keep the house perfectly clean at all times. However, do have a day or two in the week when you focus an hour or two to simply clean your home, and every day clean off the mess on the counters, desks, stovetop, etc and wash the dishes. It's
not that hard and you will feel better working in a clean environment.
We must lead by example, so strive to be clean and keep your home and community clean.
Just do your part, but never waste your time trying to be perfect. Not necessary, and less stressful to live this way!~