Godspeed To Those Who Serve
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Fri, 8 Dec 1995 04:59:16 -0500
Mike Walton like so many others we know, is being mobilized to respond to
his nation's call to service. We know how much Mike has given to Scouting
here and he'll be missed on the List for the time he is away and I wish
him Godspeed in his duties.
For Mike and others who are also going, this means some hardships and
readjustments for the service members and their families. Whether we
agree or not with the fact that troops are being sent again to face some
tough challenges, we can certainly empathize with how hard this is going
to be around the holiday season.
And as with every challenge like this, there is always an opportunity for
Scouts to excell as they have in every situation where troops have been
away from home over the last 85 years. In past situations like this
Scouts have prepared and sent care packages to service members, have
helped at home, have sent letters of support, have helped the families
where a parent was gone and things needed to be done, etc. Once again
the opportunity is upon us for Scouts to be of service.
Maybe Mike will be lucky and find a link from Germany and be able to send
us some information on where and how Scouts can send letters, packages,
etc to the Troops. Maybe some of you can come up with ideas on how to
help with families that'll have an empty chair at the holiday table.
And it goes without saying that it wouldn't hurt for us as Scouters to
take a brief moment, each according to our own beliefs to offer a prayer
for those who go in service to face hardship and danger.
Mike even in Germany, take care and come back in good spirits.
Speaking only for myself in the Scouting Spirit, Michael F. Bowman
DDC-Training, GW Dist. Nat Capital Area Council mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG
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