A Scoutmaster Minute- Anyway
Cliff Egel (CEgel2@AOL.COM)
Mon, 14 Apr 1997 21:30:12 -0400
We happened upon the following gem as a note on a bulletin board in a
George Washington National Forest campground in 1992. I have no clue
as to its author or source. But it sounded like a good candidate for a
Scoutmaster Minute. I used it at last week's regular meeting and was
rewarded with spontaneous applause from all 30-odd Scouts present. It's
moments like this that make it all worthwhile... So I though that it would
a good one to share:
People are unreasonable, illogical, and self centered. Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish motives. Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends and real enemies. Be
The good you do will be forgotten tomorrow. Do it anyway.
Honesty and frankness will make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway.
People favor the underdog, but chum up to the top dog. Fight for the
What you spend years building can be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.
Give the world the best you can and chances are you'll get kicked in the
teeth. Give it anyway.
>From note at George Washington National Forest campground 8/13/92.
Scoutmaster, Troop 39
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City