Introduction and SMM
Fred Kahle (KAHLECAL@AOL.COM)
Mon, 27 Oct 1997 19:34:10 -0500
My name is Fred Kahle,an ASM with Troop 606 Wichita,KS.I have been
reading the list for the last month and thought I should introduce myself. I
earned my Eagle in '72,Troop 58, Farmington Township,PA. Col. Drake Council.
I also earned my OA brotherhood in Lodge 256. Both the council and the lodge
consolidated. 20 years in the navy later,I get to scout with my son.
A friend had this posted on his workbench, I thought it might make a
nice SMM or closing prayer for a campfire. It's title "Prayer" and is
attributed to an unknown Confederate soldier.
I asked God for strength, that I might achive,
I was made weak, that I might learn humbly to obey.
I asked for health, that i might do greater things,
I was given infirmity that I might do better things.
I asked for riches, that I might be happy,
I was given poverty, that I might be wise.
I asked for power, that I might have the praise of men,
I was given weakness, that I might feel the need of God.
I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life,
I was given life, that I might enjoy all things.
I got nothing that I asked for-
but everything I had hoped for.
Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered.
I am among all men, most richly blessed.
ASM Troop 606
"If it isn't fun, It isn't Scouting."
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City