Thought for the Week – September 29th


The Road Ahead

At the beginning of the week I used the following quote as my thought of the week.

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost

We travel many paths during our lifetime. Some are planned, some arrive unexpectedly, and some we are shown by a guide. The art of trail craft may not be as used as it once was, but if you take the time you will see the signs left be those that have gone before us. Have a look and you might be surprised by what is hiding in plain sight.

But what do you do when you find these signs? How do you choose which path to trek? This video offers one answer to this question.

While you considers which road is the one you will take…

Be brave, always believe, and walk the path of Scouting!

Sometimes You Don’t Need Words

So as a quick recap of the last few posts; we have looked at where Scouting was, how far it has come, looked at what our image is, and explored some stereotypes. But the questions remain – Why Scouts? What’s in it for me? I’m pretty sure the following video answers these questions, so I’m not going to say any more. Enjoy!

Tomorrow we look to the path before us.

But for today no more words except keep on Scouting!

Judging a Book by it’s Cover

I’ve often thought that the 80’s song “It Doesn’t Matter” by Coleman Wilde would be a great Scouting song. “Where you’re from, it doesn’t matter. What you wear, it doesn’t matter. The way you move, it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter how you cut your hair. It’s what’s inside that counts.” It makes you think doesn’t it? The cover of a book doesn’t tell the story inside!

People can be fooled by what they see, or what they think they see. Even the most open-minded person sometimes makes assumptions based their first impression of a situation. However sometimes things are not what they seem.

Have a look at the following video. What do you see? What do you think you see?

Back tomorrow with more, so until then…

Be fair, be open-minded, and keep Scouting!