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Traits of the Adventureman

Updated: Aug 31, 2020

This is the vow of each guild member to incorporate these traits in his life to become a man who embodies what it means to be a gentleman of adventure.


He is a man of his word and is not swayed by peer pressure or popular opinion. He takes responsibility for his actions and will choose to do the right thing, even when it’s hard. The man he is at work is the same person you will encounter in the community and at his home.


He knows the value of what he brings to the table. He seeks competence, not perfection. His body language and commanding personal presence identify him as a leader. He stands upright, walks with purpose, and extends a firm handshake.


He is true to himself and has the courage to be imperfect and vulnerable. There is no questioning his ethics or morals as he is honest and trustworthy. He doesn't allow fears to prevent him from being himself.


He constantly proves that chivalry is not dead by valuing all people and treating everyone with respect. From the person who shines his shoes to the CEO, he treats all people with the same respect. He carefully considers how his behavior and words impact others. He is considerate and honoring the feelings, opinions, and property of others.


He sees Humility is a sign of strength, not weakness. A humble life results in contentment, patience, forgiveness, and compassion. Humility offers a man complete freedom from the desire to impress, be right, or get ahead. He is modest about his achievements, grounded in his values, and has nothing to prove to others. “True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.”

-C.S. Lewis


He maintains a teachable posture and actively seeks new challenges. His intellectual curiosity propels him to constantly better himself and his craft. He is not ashamed to ask for help.


He can effortlessly navigate social and professional settings with confidence and proficiency. He's humble and does more listening than talking. he is as comfortable at a casual gathering with friends as he is in the boardroom. He is polite and well-mannered all the time, no matter what the circumstances. He returns his shopping cart, says “please” and “thank you,” holds doors open for others, tips generously, and smiles often.


He takes great pride in his work and strives to give his very best every day. He is reliable, dedicated, self-disciplined, humble, and a team player. He leads and is led well. Hard work and diligence strengthen his character and individual abilities.


He knows the benefit of listening to other’s views and being prepared to learn and develop his world view. He is curious to hear what others think and is able to have his ideas challenged. He does not get angry when he is wrong and has empathy for other people. He believes others have a right to share their beliefs and thoughts. He is able to question not just others, but also himself. He is open to new ideas, accepts constructive criticism, and welcomes failure as a path to growth and self-awareness.


He does not let his fears rule him. He embraces the unfamiliar and unknown places. He lives in the present and aims to expand his horizons. He recognizes opportunities and has the courage to take them. Adventure comes to those who seek it.

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