Re: ECOH-Scoutmaster Minutes
Judy Johnson (judybsa@INREACH.COM)
Mon, 23 Jun 1997 11:24:52 PDT
That First Step
The Chinese have a saying: "A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a
single step." There's a lesson for us in that saying.
I'm thinking of advancement. If you come to troop meetings without ever
having looked in your Boy Scout Handbook all week long, and if you never
ask how to pass a test or who to see about a merit badge, you'll never
advance very far in Scouting. In Scouting, and in life, the rewards don't
come to those who sit back and wait for something to be handed to them on a
I would like to see every one of you set the Eagle Scout Award as your goal
in Scouting. As a step toward that goal, I hope that most of you will
receive some award at our court of honor at the end of the month.
Whatever goal you set for yourself, remember that only you can take that
first step toward it. No one can do it for you. Once you've taken that
first step, I believe you'll find that the next step comes easier. And the
ones after that will be easier still because you are on the way along the
Scouting advancement trail.
Woods Wisdom Scoutmaster's Minutes page 524
411 West Lincoln Road
Stockton, California 95207
> On Sunday 6/29 we will be having an ECOH and I am interested in a
> Minute that would be appropriate to stress the importance of goal setting.
> This "new eagle" set a goal to achieve the rank by the age of 15, and
> with planning a palm at his COH. This marks a "new" tradition in his
> since all other "eagles" were days before their 18th birthday. Thank you
> Proud "new eagle" mom
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City