The name of our program this month is "Sharing the Good Life. " At times you may think your life isn't all that great, especially when you have a lot of homework or your parents are bearing down on you.
But if you think about it for a moment, you'll realize that you do have a good life. You have three good meals a day, a home to go to, a chance to go to school, plenty of friends, and maybe a little spending money. You also have parents who love you, and that's a big blessing; I'm sure they do lots of Good Turns for you that you hardly ever think about.
This month we're going to do a Good Turn for two reasons. One is that our Scout Oath pledges us to help other people. The other is that we owe something to those around us - our parents, our community, and our troops chartered organization. You might call this Good Turn a Good Turnabout because in part it's a way to show our appreciation.
(Mention your troops planned Good Turn. )
I expect to see all of you out on our Good Turn day, not because you have to be but because you want to. As the old saying goes. "Turnabout is fair play," and with this Good Turn we'll be saying thanks to those who have helped us. (or our community or our nation, depending on who will benefit from the Good Turn)