May 7, 2013

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Final Tenet of the Code – Be an Example to Children...

Final Tenet of the Code – Be an Example to Children

Wood: Olive – The olive tree represents youth, vigor and nurturing and the olive branch is often offered as a symbolic offering of peace. In the Bible, following the great flood, Noah sent out a dove. The dove returned with a leaf from an olive tree representing rebirth and a world born anew. The bark of the tree is very green and it remains green and soft long after it is cut giving the impression that is forever...

May 7, 2013

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14th Tenet of the Code – Embrace All Men...

14th Tenet of the Code – Embrace All Men

The MDI Code of Honor was created by the men of what was then known as the Sterling Men’s Divisions.  It was intended to reflect some very basic core values that all men could rally behind and support. Back in the late 1990s the men of the Western Region created an ark which contained 15 different pieces of word. Each stick was made of a specific type of wood and bore a specific design that reflected the way...

May 7, 2013

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13th Tenet of the Code – Be Humble...

13th Tenet of the Code – Be Humble

The MDI Code of Honor was created by the men of what was then known as the Sterling Men’s Divisions.  It was intended to reflect some very basic core values that all men could rally behind and support. Back in the late 1990s the men of the Western Region created an ark which contained 15 different pieces of word. Each stick was made of a specific type of wood and bore a specific design that reflected the way...

Dec 24, 2010

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The 12th Tenet — Earn and Honor Rank...

Earn and Honor Rank   The wood chosen to represent this tenet is  Redwood – The redwood tree is the grandfather of trees.  He stands tall and straight, above all others.  He is long lived and considered wise.  Redwoods attain a stature unparrelled by any other living thing.  They have earned a place in our lore by virtue of their longevity and stature.    The symbol for this tenet is the Eagle – A universal symbol of leadership. ...

Sep 16, 2010

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11th Tenet – Only Fight Honorable Battles...

The Code of Honor was created by the men of what was then known as the Sterling Men’s Divisions. It contains 15 different tenets. It was intended to reflect some basic core values that all the men could rally behind, support and use as a benchmark for the ways of being we could expect from one another. In the late 1990s some men from the Western Region (the Bay area around San Francisco) created an ark which contained...

Jul 30, 2009

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10th Tenet – Never Engage in Battles With Weaker Opponents...

10th Tenet of the Code  My men’s organization (MDI) has long adhered to a Code of Honor.  The Code of Honor was created more than twenty years ago by the men of what was then known as the Sterling Men’s Divisions. It contains 15 different tenets.  It was intended to reflect some basic core values that all the men could rally behind, support and use as a benchmark for the ways of being we could expect from one another. ...