You’ve failed many times, although you might not remember. You fell down the first time you tried to walk. You almost drowned the first time you tried to swim, didn’t you? Did you hit the ball the first time you swung a bat? Heavy hitters, the ones who hit the most home runs, also strike out a lot. R. H. Macy failed seven times before his store in New York caught on. English novelist John Creasey received more than 700 rejection slips before he published over 600 books. Babe Ruth struck out 1,330 times, but he also hit 714 home runs. Don’t worry about failure. Worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.
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.