Lew Orans (lporans@ONRAMP.NET)
Tue, 24 Dec 1996 09:59:57 -0600
In the closing paragraphs of "Aids to Scoutmastership" (1919), Baden-Powell
left us all a message that seemed appropriate and fitting for my Scouting
friends during the holiday season.
"In every country the purpose of the Scouts' training is identical,
namely, efficiency for Service towards others; and with such an object in
common, we can, as an International Brotherhood in Service, go forward and
do a far-reaching work."
"In our training of the boy we develop the individual in both spirit and
efficiency to be an effective player in his national team of citizenhood.
Acting on the same principle in the case of a nation, we should try to
develop the right spirit and efficiency for helping that nation to work
effectively in the team of nations."
"If each, then, plays in its place, and "plays the game," there will be
greater prosperity and happiness throughout the world, there will be
brought about at last that condition which has so long been looked for --
of Peace and Goodwill among men."
Best wishes for the holidays and these Scouting watchwords for the coming
Yours in Scouting,
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