Ten Commandments of Human Relations


An anthology of inspirational material, for use in putting together "Scouts Own" ceremonies

compiled by:
Neil Savage
Exeter, New Hampshire
Digital Equipment Corporation
Maynard, Massachusetts


1. Speak to people-there is nothing as nice as a cheerful word of greeting.

2. Smile at people-it takes sixty-five muscles to frown, only fifteen to smile.

3. Call people by name-the sweetest music to anyone's ear is the sound of their own name.

4. Be friendly and helpful-if you would have friends, be friendly.

5. Be cordial speak and act as if everything that you do is a real pleasure.

6. Be genuinely interested in people-you can like everybody if you try.

7. Be generous with praise-cautious with criticism.

8. Be considerate of the feelings of others-it will be appreci- ated.

9. Be thoughtful of the opinions of others-there are three sides to a controversy; yours, the other person's, and the right one.

10.Be alert to give service-what counts most in life is what we do for others.