Scouts-L Mail Archive for December of 1999: People Who Inspire
People Who Inspire
Wed, 22 Dec 1999 22:38:14 -0500
Just wanted to share with you all that brother and sister Scouts in
Venezuela have been working these past few days to help victims of the
recent flooding and mudslides in Venezuela that have left thousands dead and
displaced more people. One Scout Leader that I know there has pretty much
devoted his full time with his Scouts since the disaster struck. It would
be easy to try to just continue one's own life, but this Scouter saw so much
need and mobilized to help others leaving behind the comforts of life to
assist those in need.
Years ago in a patrol on the field of Gilwell, this Venezuelan Scouter began
his Wood Badge ticket under the wise counsel of Green-Bar Bill Hillcourt.
His vision of service has never wanned since. Bill would be proud of him.
As you prepare for your holiday celebrations, please take a moment to give a
prayer for this brother Scouter in our world fellowship and the young people
working with him to bring aid and help to those so desperately in need.
Mike Bowman, Vice President
U.S. Scouting Service Project, Inc.