Once upon a time, a boy joined a Scout Troop. He had been a Cub Scout, had heard from older friends that this Troop went camping and stuff like that, and it sounded fun to him. His dad and mom said okay, and signed him up . At the "joining" meeting, the Scoutmaster had a little ceremony to welcome him and the other new boys into the Troop. He presented the boys with the Troop shoulder patches (number, town name, state ) and talked alittle about the Troop's history, which back then wasn't too long, being only five years, but they had been to Philmont, and had hiked some of the Appalachian Trail.
The new Scout, now much older with a grown, adult Eagle son of his own, remembers the Scoutmaster presenting lastly the new Scouts with the Troop's bright red neckerchief. He said that it had been designed by boys in the Troop, and noted the motto on the tag end , "Always On The Go". He warned the new Scouts that it was a motto not to follow, but to live up to, that they should never be afraid to go places and do things, that they were now Scouts and should never, ever sit still for too long. He then asked the Patrol Leaders to come up and welcome the new Scouts into their Patrols. Everyone clapped and cheered.
Then we practiced knots and planned the next camping at "The Property".
The same Troop no longer has a "Property", now has a generic, stock BSA necker, it is light blue. The Scoutmaster of today is new and learning how to encourage Patrol activities. The Scouts sit at their tables and wait for someone (an adult?) to tell them what to do.....