Thoughts on Bashing
Berk Moss (mossfam@TELEPORT.COM)
Fri, 31 Oct 1997 21:34:33 -0800
A scout is=8A =8A =8A Turstworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friedly, Courteous, Kind,
Obidient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean and Reverent.
Let's treat each other like the dedicated volunteers that we are who devote
a significant portion of our lives to our common goals.
We should strive to keep ourselves to a high standard, but the only uniform
police that should have a place in our organization is the one in the
mirror. Find it in your heart to support the troop that doesn't have class
A pants. (make sure yours are clean) Smile and give the scout handshake to
the boy with his new merit badge in the wrong place. (and are all of my
square knots going the right way?) Don't point out that a Arrow sash
shouldn't be worn tonight. (Give cheerful service instead.)
A number of years ago we had a Scout in our Troop die. His family asked
that the Troop attend his funeral as a unit. That was a hard time for us.
But, one of the benefits was that we were much more careful about the petty
bickering that can come from being together so much and we gained a new and
treasured understanding of our brotherhood.
As members of our Cyber Roundtable, we will disagree. We must never let
that take away from our Scouting Brotherhood.
Yours in Scouting,
| Berk Moss
||||/ \ Assistant Scoutmaster Troop 204
oooo\_/ Multnomah Village, Portland Oregon
/ \ Pioneer District Advancement Committee
\ | Cascade-Pacific Council
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