It’s the “easy way out” to say all the wrong things, for the wrong reasons this week. But, Scouts do the hard things, the tough things, the difficult things, for a reason.
Because it’s the hard, tough, difficult things that make us all better. Give us more joy. Make us better people.
Last week in Connecticut we lost members of five families involved in Scouting. And for these five families we can only offer our support and prayers.
If there is a lesson for you, the Scouts of Troop 286, it is this.
We never know how long we have on this earth. And for the potential for a long and productive life that is a blessing to you and all around you we work hard, play hard, learn much, and have fun. We life life to the fullest. And if our time is short. If we should pass sooner, rather than later, we Scouts live our lives to the fullest. We work hard, play hard, learn much, and have fun. Because by walking the trail we walk. Doing the hard things, the tough things, the difficult things, our lives, and our family and friends lives, are better because of it.