Two Wolves

I’m slowly  getting back into the swing of things after my Scouting vacation. Hidden amongst all the tweets and FB notifications I found this story. It comes via a Scouter that I admire, and was told to him by his Akela (George Shadwell) when he was a Cub Scout in the 1950’s. Later when he became a Cub Leader (Baloo) himself he continued to share this story with his own Cubs at campfires.

For Scouter 5 this week I’m sharing it with you. Thanks Poppi!

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.

He said, “My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all.

“One is Evil – It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

“The other is Good – It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf wins?”

The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed”.

Till next time…

Be safe, be prepared, and keep Scouting!

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