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Tomorrow's World



Tonight I would like to tell you a story about a boy, his father and the paper.  The boy's father is sitting in his easy chair after a hard day's work, with his feet propped up enjoying reading the evening's paper.

The boy, who we shall call Johnny, enters the room and asks his father, "Dad, let's work on Cub Scout achievements.  Let's do the work in my book so I can get my award."  Dad says he is too tired and wants to read his paper.

Then Johnny leaves, but comes back later and asks his Dad to play football or soccer with him.  But his Dad says he is too tired and wants to read his paper.  At this point Dad spots a picture of the world on one page of the newspaper.  He removes it from the paper and tears it into small pieces, making a puzzle, thinking this puzzle will keep Johnny busy for hours.  Johnny takes the paper pieces and goes to his room.  Dad is very smug, thinking it will keep Johnny busy.  However, in just a few minutes here comes Johnny.  Dad is astounded to see Johnny has completed the puzzle.  He says, "Johnny, how did you put that puzzle together so quickly?"  Johnny says, "Dad, I noticed on the back side of those pieces of puzzle there is a picture of a boy.  I found if I put the boy together right the world will also be all right."

And that, my friends, is what we are here for tonight.  Good night and good Scouting.


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