Friday, 7 March 2008

10 Reasons to be scouts

Top 10 Reasons Why I'm In Scouting

#10 -- My basement was empty, and needed remodeling anyway.

#9 -- I get to wear a uniform with a neat hat.

#8 -- I like the smell of calamine lotion.

#7 -- I enjoy going to the bathroom in the woods.

#6 -- I'm in it for the crafts.

#5 -- I'm allergic to house chores (Needed something to fill the void)

#4 -- I get quality time with people of all different backgrounds (Scouting is not just for nerds and geeks, yes their are athletic jocks in a our ranks but I am not going to start naming names, so you will just have to join to find out for yourself)

#3 -- It's a great way to collect coffee mugs.

#2 -- I need time to be with other adults that I can trust (Who can help me make decisions when I may not want to talk to my parents)

#1 -- It only takes an hour each week.

-- Thanks to David Pardoe

Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Junior Assistant Scoutmaster

What it Means to be A Scout

What is a Scout
He enjoys a hike through the woods more than he does a walk over the city streets.

He knows the stars by name and can find his way by them.

When he walks through the woods, he sees things others do not see.

He speaks softly and answers questions modestly.

He knows a braggart but does not challenge him.

His sense of honor is his only taskmaster, and his honor he guards as jealously as did the knights of old.

A Scout practices self-control, for he knows that men who master problems in the world must first master themselves.

A Scout never flinches in the face of danger. He must be alert to preserve his safety and that of others.

He desires a strong body, an alert mind, and an unconquerable spirit.

Always to "Be prepared".

-- Thanks to Charles Nusbaum

Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Junior Assistant Scoutmaster
Troop 1616

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