My oldest son Aiden has been in scouting since he was in second grade. He started in Cub Scouts and continued up through Webelos and ultimately earned his Arrow of Light (the highest award in Cub Scouting). Today he is completing his 1st year as a Boy Scout and last month was elected as the leader for his patrol by the boys (most of which are older) of his patrol.
Aiden’s first task was to organize a bowling night for the boys in the patrol, which he is doing a good job of with my Dad’s help. On an email Aiden just sent to his patrol about the event, I noticed an unusual note he placed at the bottom … here is what it said …
Narwhal Patrol Leader,
P.S If I’m doing anything wrong let me know. Thank You!
How many of us who call ourselves leaders would benefit from the same openness? “If I’m doing anything wrong let me know. Thank You” Instead, we may find ourselves believing that we were selected to be leaders because we know the right way to do things … but something as simple and innocent as an email from your son can remind you … boy do I have a lot to learn.
Life Lesson #4: You Can Learn Something From Everyone