A lot of packs will be having pinewood derbies in
the next few months. There will be cars that cross that finish line
first and then others Cubs who have cars that don't place as high.
It's important that our Cubs realize that doing their best is what
is most important. I found the following section in the Cub Scout
Leader Book, Chapter 1-4.
CUB SCOUT MOTTO
Do Your Best is the Cub Scout motto. It is
one of the most important things for the Cub Scout to learn. Often
he becomes so interested in winning that he fails to see the
importance of doing the best he can at everything.
One boy's best
might be quite different from another boy's best. Help the boys see
that no one can find fault with them if they always do their best in
everything they tackle. As a leader, you can see that the Cub Scout
Promise, the Law of the Pack, and the Cub Scout motto are related to
everything a Cub Scout does. These are not just tests to be passed
in order to qualify for induction. Take advantage of every
opportunity to mention how the Promise, Law, and motto fit an
activity or service project in which the boys are involved. Help
them see this is a good way to live.
In another part of the CS Leader book it defines the
part of the Cub Scout promise;
To Do My Best. Your best is not the same as
someone else's best. Try to beat your own record, rather than merely
trying to do better than someone else. It makes you feel good to do
"It's better to build boys than
to mend men"