HHP 017: Boy Scouts Teach us About Honesty and Integrity – Hike Healthy Podcast

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These two topics seem to go together: honesty and integrity and the Boy Scouts.  The Scout Law starts: A Scout is trustworthy, loyal…… It seems to be a message that is somewhat rare among some people today and even in the way it is portrayed in the……

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Foreign Language Clip of this episode: from Basilios, the language is Albanian

This is a translation of the subtitle of the Hike Healthy Podcast: “helping you take control of your lifestyle!”


Quotes from this episode:  Perhaps the surest test of an individual’s integrity is his refusal to do or say anything that would damage his self-respect.
Thomas S. Monson

Be honest with yourself and others at all times. Being honest means choosing not to lie, steal, cheat, or deceive in any way. When you are honest, you build strength of character that will allow you to be of great service to others. You will experience peace of mind and self-respect. You will be trusted by the those you know.

Dishonesty harms you and harms others as well. If you lie, steal, shoplift, or cheat, you damage your reputation and your relationships with others. Being honest will enhance your future opportunities. Be honest at school; choose not to cheat in any way. Be honest in your job, giving a full amount of work for your pay. Do not rationalize that being dishonest is acceptable, even though others may think it does not matter.

Closely associated with honesty is integrity. Integrity means thinking and doing what is right at all times, no matter what the consequences. When you have integrity, you are willing to live by your standards and beliefs even when no one is watching. Choose to live so that your thoughts and behavior are always in harmony with basic truths.



 

 

 

Mount Adams hike: Here’s a link to the Mount Adams Hike from a few episodes ago, HHP 009: How to Conquer Your Big Goals!

On top of Mount Adams!

On top of Mount Adams!

Here’s a link to the story about honesty (or lack of it) with the bean bag toss from the Deseret News National Edition.

Here’s a link to the talk which contains the stories about the stolen towels and stealing newspapers at the airport and how this relates to integrity.

Here’s a link telling about erratics from another of my web sites, hiketricities.com

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Here’s a GPS tracing of our route on this hike

Our group, 18 people, Troop 290

Our group, 18 people, Troop 290

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