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I Am

Body I am the whisper of wind in the top of the oak and pine, I am the first curl of smoke of a campfire, I am the crunch of gravel under a hiking boot, I am the splash of light on a canoe paddle....

Developing Personal Responsibility

Body One of the strong points of emphasis of our program has to do with each of us developing a strong sense of personal responsibility. What do we mean by that? ("When we say we'll do it, it's as...

Scouting Uniform

Body When you put on the scouting uniform, you are expressing that you are going to show the scout values. It makes you think twice about doing something unkind, or unjust. Should you only act...

World, Take My Son By the Hand

Body World, my son is growing up. He is starting on great adventures that will include wars, tragedy, and sorrow. To live his life in the world he has to live in, will require faith and love and...

Everyone is the Arch’s Keystone

Body When we learn about the mighty arch and its importance in construction, we usually focus on the keystone, that stone in the middle at the top of the arch. We all know how this stone supports...

A Scout’s Map and Compass

Body I have here a map and a compass. With these tools and a little knowledge, I can find my way anywhere in Madison County. (Substitute your locality) I'm not bragging. Many of my fellow...