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Volunteer Viewpoint

If you want my loyalty, interests, and best efforts remember that: I need a sense of belonging, a feeling that I am honestly needed for my total self, not just for my hands, nor because I take orders well. I … Continue reading

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A Camper’s Ten Commandments

Thou shalt do thy share and more; Thou shalt keep thy sense of humor; Thou shalt do thy camp duties to the best of thy ability; Thou shalt not cry over burnt food; Thou shalt treat other people as you … Continue reading

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Volunteers, God Bless Them

Many will be shocked to find When the day of judgment near That there’s a special place in heaven Set aside for volunteers. Furnished with big recliners, Satin couches and footstools, Where there’s no committee chairman, No group leaders or … Continue reading

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Twelve Guidelines for Living: A biblical Perspective on the Scout Law

In 1911, the “Official Handbook for Boys” was published by the then-fledging Boy Scouts of America. This book presented to Americans an organization with a framework of Duty to God and Country and a cornerstone of unselfish service to mankind. … Continue reading

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The Bridge Builder

An old man, going a lone highway, Came, at the evening, cold and gray, To a chasm, vast, and deep, and wide, Through which was flowing a sullen tide. The old man crossed in the twilight dim; The sullen stream … Continue reading

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The Little Rules of Life

Sing in the shower. Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated. Watch a sunrise at least once a year. Leave the toilet seat in the down position. Never refuse homemade brownies. Strive for excellence, not perfection. Plant … Continue reading

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Chinese Parable of the Lost Axe

A man who lost his axe suspected his neighbour’s son of stealing it. To him, as he observed the boy, the way the lad walked, the expression on his face, the manner of his speech – in fact everything about … Continue reading

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The Worry Tree

Paresh, an Indian carpenter I once hired to help me restore my old farmhouse had just finished a difficult and hard first day on the job. A flat tyre on his lorry made him lose an hour of work, his … Continue reading

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The Donkey and the Well

One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out a way to get him out. Finally he decided it was probably impossible and the animal was … Continue reading

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Footprints

One night a man had a dream. He dreamt he was walking along the beach with the Lord.  Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene he noticed two sets of footprints on the sand: one belonging … Continue reading

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