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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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Memo From A Child

Don’t spoil me. I know quite well that I ought not to have all I ask for. I am only testing you. Don’t be afraid to be firm with me. I prefer it. It makes me feel secure. Don’t let … Continue reading

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What Do We Get?

What to we plant when we plant a tree? We plant a ship, which will cross the sea. We plant the mast to carry the sail. We plant the planks to withstand the gale, The keeps, the keelson, the beam, … 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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Your Mouth Defines Your Character

One of the most important things about people is what they eat. Every culture in the world has different kinds of food. To some people, raw fish is a delicacy. Others love to snack on snails. Still other people consume … Continue reading

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A Cub Scout Recipe

Props: Pack Flag or copy of it Table Chef outfit for each boy (aprons, hats, etc) A printout for each ingredient Soup Pot Setting: Cub Scouts dressed in their chef outfits (aprons, chef hats, etc) working at a kitchen table … Continue reading

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