June 8, 1999
Our Scout Dads
all those men and women who heard these words spoken in their leader induction ceremonies
and still volunteered: "I wish you satisfaction in seeing Scouts develop and achieve,
for it will be your only compensation received."
For Scout Dads: -
those who volunteer to drive, send snacks for the meeting, make phone calls, counsel merit
- those who sit on Boards of Review, on Troop Committees and Pack Committees, - those who
buy supplies, type newsletters, make posters, go camping, volunteer for day camp, for
summer camp, for campouts, - those who are Tiger Cub Coordinators, Blue and Gold Banquet
Chairs, Pinewood Derby officials, - those who judge Mother/Son Cake-bakes, Turtle Races,
Raingutter Regattas, - those who decorate, and clean up, and plan scouting events, - those
who run Scout shows, and Scout-a-ramas, and Camporees, - those who make quick suppers on
Pack meeting night, and hearty breakfasts on Saturday Camp Clean-up days, - those who
serve as Cubmasters and Scoutmasters and Den Leaders and Troop Leaders, - those who make
time just to "be there" and offer encouragement, support and help, -those
grandfathers, grandmothers, single moms, aunts, uncles, older brothers/sisters, friends,
who become an enthusiastic "stand-in dad" for those Scouts without a father.
Father's Day from all of us at SCOUTER!
graphic from BOY SCOUT
HANDBOOK 6th Edition
" To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the
affection of children;
to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of a false
friend; to appreciate beauty;
to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy
child, a garden patch,
or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because
you have lived.
This is to have succeeded."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
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