If you sometimes get discouraged, consider this fellow: He dropped out of grade school, ran a country store, went broke, spent 15 years paying off his bills, married, became unhappy in his marriage, ran for the House of Representatives and lost twice, ran for the Senate and lost twice, delivered a speech that left his audience indifferent but later became a classic, was attacked daily by the press and despised by half the country. Despite all this, imagine how many people all over the world have been inspired by this awkward, rumpled, brooding man who signed his name simply A. Lincoln.
A Scoutmaster has many opportunities to influence the life of scouts. They hike along the trail, take part in their activities, help them make plans, and engage in manifold relationships as their leader. The Scoutmaster is eager to help the youth grow.
Often the most receptive atmosphere of the day is at the close of the troop meeting or after a happy evening around the campfire when the Scoutmaster shares a minute.
May your influence in the lives of these young men and women be strengthened through the use of these Scoutmaster's Minutes.