Scouts-L Mail Archive for November of 1998: Re: Scouting Slants Are Okay
Re: Scouting Slants Are Okay
G. John Marmet
Mon, 30 Nov 1998 11:10:16 -0500
Thought you would enjoy these from another Scouter, my good friend Vickie
G. John Marmet
<< The 23rd Psalm of Scouting
> Scouting is my life, I shall not want;
> It helps me to camp in green pastures, and hike beside
> still waters; It restores my soul.
> It leads me in paths of learning, for the sake of myself and others.
> Yea, even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of the
> Wood Badge staffer, I have no fear;
> My patrol, my friends, are with me
> Their wit and their smiles, they comfort me.
> We have prepared tables in short time at the insistence of staffers;
> Scouting fills my head with knowledge, my brain overflows.
> Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me home tonight,
> And I shall dwell in the house of Scouting forever.
Fresh out of business school, the proud Eagle Scout answered a want
ad for an accountant. Now he was being interviewed by a very
nervous man who ran a small business that he had started himself.
"I need someone with an accounting degree," the man said.
"But mainly, I'm looking for someone to do my worrying for me, and I see you
are an Eagle Scout . . . Trustworthy, Loyal, Honest, and all those things."
"Yes Sir" replies the young man, "But excuse me for asking, why do you need
someone to worry for you?" the budding accountant said.
"I worry about a lot of things," the man said. "But I don't want to have to
worry about money. Your job will be to take all the money worries off my
"I see," the accountant said. "And how much does the job pay?"
"I'll start you at eighty-thousand."
"Eighty-thousand dollars!" the Eagle Scout, now-accountant, honestly
exclaimed. "How can such a small business afford a sum like that?"
"That," the owner said, "is your first worry." >>