I grew up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. At the time, here in the U.S., the church’s program for boys was the Boy Scouts of America. I enjoyed my time as a scout. I learned valuable lessons – lessons that jived well with what I was taught at home, at school, and at church. I learned the value of being a good citizen. I learned about respecting leaders, helping others, and working together.
Everything I learned as a scout, as a member of the church, and in school encourages me to follow the health guidelines laid out by thoughtful doctors and scientists. So, I’m wearing masks when I go grocery shopping. I do my best to maintain distance from others outside my household. And I’m doing what I can to assist those who have been hurt economically and medically by this pandemic.
We will get through this pandemic better if we are more like a boy scout: loyal, obedient, and clean. If there is conflicting government guidance, I would suggest following the most recent and most local guidance. And remember when discussing these things to be friendly, courteous, and kind.