A Scout is Trustworthy

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A Scout is Trustworthy

Do you know the story of George Washington and his father’s cherry tree? It goes that six-year-old Washington damaged a cherry tree with a hatchet. When he was confronted by his father, George bravely responded, “I cannot tell a lie … I did cut it with my hatchet.” Washington’s father’s anger at the injury to the tree was replaced by joy that his son was so honest. It’s a tale that’s been passed down for generations, but ironically was made up by a biographer who was short on information about Washington’s early life, but took it as an opportunity to promote good values.

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