Thursday, February 15, 2018

The following message was received by Council Commissioner Tony Sitz. It illustrates why the work you do in support of Scouting's mission is so very important. There is a solution to the inappropriate behaviors that have permeated the news over the past year: Teach our youth to be Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean and Reverent.


I would like to share with you the following message that our Chartered Organization Representative sent this morning to our Troop email list, and the open reply of one parent.  It is a great reminder that what we do in Scouting makes a difference.  Feel free to share as you see fit.

 Message from our Chartered Organization Representative:

I would like to say thank you for every participant from our Troop in yesterday's Scout Sunday service.  You all made us proud for your part in the service either by being an acolyte, reading, ushering or just by showing your support by being there in full uniform.  We thank you all, scouts and parents.  People took notice.


Open response from a parent:

And I, personally, would like to extend a thank you to the 10 leaders who were up there with all the boys! 

I know that each of you do this as a service, and are not being paid (and I'm not sure there is enough money to tempt you if your heart were not in it).  I am so appreciative that you take your time each week to spend with our sons.  Some of them don't have great role models at home and need this more than you know!

I appreciate each one of you!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Forgotten Words.
What once was a very common two word phrase seems all but forgotten in today’s society.

When was the last time you heard the phrase, “You’re Welcome?”

People with proper manners still say, “Thank you,” when they want to express gratitude to someone for some courtesy which has been extended to them. Unfortunately, for most people it has become habitual to respond with the phrase, “No problem.”

The next time someone thanks you for something you’ve done, ask yourself if you would have done it even if performing the courtesy was difficult - a “problem?” Is it our intention to diminish the significance of the act by stating that it was - "no problem?"

Thank you to all Scout leaders for instilling manners and wholesome values in young people. Let us also include a rebirth of the phrase, “You’re welcome,” as part of the living example we set this year.