Wed, 16 Oct 1991 11:31:00 EDT
The other day I was reading through a NEWSWEEK and came
across a Phillips Petroleum ad. Here it is:
They are woven of simple cloth and common thread.
Yet they have the power to turn struggle into courage.
Self-doubt into self-esteem.Indecision into leadership.
But we're proud to support the Boy Scouts of America
for their enduring ability to perform the most magical
metamorphosis of all. Transforming a boy into a man.
After every two lines there was pictures of Merit Badges that
ran the gambit from Cit. in the nation and world, Space ex.
public speaking. Fish and Wildlife & Soil and water Env.Sci.
Forestry (my favorites). Lifesaving and many more...
At the bottom it states that there are over 120 MB's each marking
an individuals achievement. and for more info. contact your local
council. I would like to thank Phillips Petroleum for the support,
these are trying times for the scouts. If I am out and need gas
I will now pull into a 66 station. That "poem" realy tells it like
it is. The bottom line for scouting....no matter how many Pros.
make you mad no matter how many scoutmasters "bitch" at you for
doing somthing wrong (for the Pros. and MB counsilers out there)
were all in it for the same reason.(i hope) Thoes words sum it all
Yours in scouting,
CCC/OKHC/BSA 89'-91'(already working on 92')
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City