A Scout is Trustworthy, and a big part of trustworthiness is honesty. Sometimes it is hard to be honest, such as when you must take a test you have not studied for. At times like that it is even more important to be honest.
Sometimes life can be very challenging, the pressure to perform as a son, brother, father, spouse or even as a friend can be difficult. There are often “little white lies” that we talk ourselves into believing that they are not harmful. But a collection of little white lies becomes a big lie and life becomes complicated when you cannot remember the lies you told in the first place. The best path forward is to be honest. Honesty builds Trust and Trust builds confidence, leadership, affection and reverence. It’s easy to slip up, and it’s okay to make a mistake in life. But be honest, most of the time, the only person you are hurting is you.