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!