We've been teaching our ten-year-old Webelos Scouts the Scout Law to help them earn their Arrow of Light award. Incidentally, memorizing the Scout Law is also a requirement for the Tenderfoot rank in Boy Scouts.
In case you need a translation, the Scout Law is as follows:
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
Here's another version he was kind enough to perform for us.
Here is Red Chief's demonstration that a Scout is "helpful."
And last, one more outtake:
Toddlers are amazing. As if we weren't already amazed that Red Chief has learned to talk in just a few short months, not to mention learning letters, colors, animals, and pretty much every other thing a little person needs to know, we had the pleasant surprise to find that he had picked this up, too.
Red Chief's learning the Scout Law has taught me two things: one, that it would be unwise to underestimate the brain power of a toddler; and two, that toddlers are like little sponges, picking up everything that they see and hear, the good and the bad.