Purchasing information: The Scoutmaster Minute: Your Handbook for Inspiring Moments
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To a group of Scouts, a Scoutmaster is teacher, friend, guide and role model. Moments are frequent when a scout leader has a true opportunity to teach, inspire, and help to shape the minds and souls of young individuals. From closing a pack meeting to sitting around the campfire, this pocket guide of inspirational quotes and stories offers the ability to make the most of these times. The Scoutmaster Minute presents verses of honesty, courage, service, sacrifice and more-right at your fingertips and right when they’re needed, fitting easily into a pocket or backpack.
Covering topics such as Integrity and Honor, Obedience and Reverence, Patriotism and Respect, Service and Sacrifice, Courage and Valor, and Humility and Consequences. All the important topics are included, for all the important moments when an inspiring word is called for. The Scoutmaster Minute is a perfect companion for anyone in need of a quick lift for the spirit.
“How a person plays the game shows something of his character. How that person loses shows all of it.”
“A woman went up to a violinist after his concert and told him, “I would give half my life to be able to play as well as you do.” To this the violist replied, “That is exactly what I have done.” Even great talent requires sacrifice and work. To have the reward, we must put forth the effort.”
Abraham Lincoln said, “I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to the light I have. I must stand with anybody who stands right, stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.”
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Dwight D. Eisenhower said, “A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.”
“You may make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give.”
Ron Wendel is an Eagle Scout with more than 15 years’ experience in the Cub Scout and Boy Scout Organizations. He lives with his family in Utah.