Re: Why we do it
Jim Peterson (jpeterson@TZNET.COM)
Tue, 10 Feb 1998 08:09:01 -0600
At 07:33 PM 2/9/98 -0500,Kevin wrote:
>I saw a poster today, and I apologize if I do not get it exactly right, but
>I feel compelled to send it to this wonderful list of people.
>"A hundred years from now, it will not matter how much money I had in an
>account, nor the size of my house, nor the kind of car I drove. What WILL
>matter is if what I did in my life had a positive effect on a child".
>THIS is WHY we do scouting!
I first saw that phrase several years ago at a District Banquet. It was
printed on little cards set at each place on the tables. I kept mine and had
it laminated and keep it on my dresser where I see it every morning, evening
and, of course, every time I change into my Scouting Uniform. The words were
a little different, leading me to believe that it was either first written
for Boy Scouting or that it was altered for the purpose. I have since seen
it in a form closer to what Kevin posted, but never attributed to anyone. If
anybody on the list is familiar with the origins of this phrase, I would
like to know who deserves credit for the quote. The way I first saw was:
"A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account
was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove. But the world
may be different, because I was important in the life of a boy."
Advancement Chair, Boy Scout Troop 379, Blenker, Wisconsin
Cubmaster, Pack 379, Auburndale, Wisconsin
I used to be a "Singing" Eagle ... working my ticket C-8L-97
"Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable
reason why so few engage in it." - Henry Ford
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City