This Cub Scout showed what doing your ‘duty to country’ looks like

A Scout’s commitment to patriotism is enshrined in the Scout Oath. It says, “On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country … ”

On the weekend before Memorial Day, a Cub Scout from Texas put those words into action.

His name is Zachary Fuller, and he’s a Webelos in Pack 890 of Dallas.

The 10-year-old was at a dollar store with his stepdad when he noticed a display of American flags that had toppled over. The flags were strewn all over the floor.

Zachary, who learned in Cub Scouting the right way to fold and honor the flag, noticed this transgression right away.

“That is so disrespectful,” he told his stepdad. “I am going to fix that.”

The Cub Scout steps up

That’s right. Instead of saying “someone should do something,” this Cub Scout did something.

He got to work fixing the problem.

Zachary found a couple of buckets in the store and put all the flags — more than 100 in all — into the buckets. He returned these neat and tidy buckets to the display.

“This was so cool to watch him take the initiative and do this all on his own,” said Zachary’s stepdad, Shawn Summey. “The pride he showed for the flag and everything it represents I know comes from his grandparents’ and great-grandparents’ military service — but also through the principles he has learned through Scouting.”


Thanks to Anna Marie Moran for the post idea.