Some thoughts for the day (a SMs minute).
Tue, 20 Sep 1994 10:01:10 -0700
Following is the text of the address to Scouting made in 1941 by
Lord Baden-Powell at age 83. ( As read to the Scoutmastership Fundamentals
course, session 2, Thunderbird District, Grand Canyon Council, 9/17/94. )
Scouting's aim is to produce healthy, happy, healthful citizens, of both
sexes, to eradicate the prevailing narrow self interest, personal, political,
sectarian and national, and to substitute for it a broader spirit of self-
sacrifice and service in the cause of humanity and to develop mutual goodwill
and cooperation not only within our own country, but abroad. Experience shows
that this is no idle or fantastic dream, but is a practical possibility - if
we work for it; and it means, when attained, peace, prosperity, and happiness
Hundreds of thousands of boys and girls who are learning our ideals today will
be the fathers and mothers of millions in the future, in whom they will in turn
inculcate the same ideals provided that these are really and unmistakenly
impressed upon them by their leaders of today.
Therefore you, who are Scouters, are not only doing a great work for your
neighbors' children but also helping - in practical fashion to pass God's
of peace and goodwill upon earth.
So, from my heart, I wish you God-speed in your effort.
ASM Troop 323
Grand Canyon Council
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