Move your mouse over me

Mobile Version

InsaneScouter Logo
Home > Resources > Leaders > Scoutmaster Minutes

Set Of The Sails

"If you have ever been sailing, or at least watched sailboats, you may have noticed that two sailboats can sail in different directions in the same breeze. The trick is in knowing how to set your sails. That's true of Scouts' progress, too. Let me read a very short play to explain what I mean. "

"Act 1: Curtain. Two boys enter to join a Scout troop. Curtain closes. Time passes. The curtain parts again. "

"Act 2: Same scene two or three years later. Where are the Scouts who joined the troop in act 1? There's one! He's an Eagle now. And there's the other! But he's only wearing the Second Class badge. Why? They both had the same chance. One of them sailed ahead, taking advantage of all opportunities. The other just limped along. It must be the set of their sails.

"Poet Ella Wheeler Wilcox said it this way:
One ship drives east and an other drives west,
With the selfsame winds that blow,
'Tis the set of the sails and not the gales,
Which tells us the way to go. "


Other Pages you May Like
Cubmasters Closing Minute
Family Night
The Most Eleusive Gift Of All
The Wilderness Pledge
Making A Fresh Start

Search InsaneScouter

Show Control Box

Forgot Password     Signup

Scouting News
    View all Scout news


About | Sitemap | Advertise | Contact | Disclaimer | Privacy Statement
An official InsaneScouter Sponsor

Helping Scout leaders one resource at a time...

Generously hosted by Techya

SRSquare manages this site

Materials found on the InsaneScouter's Website © 1998 - 2016 may be reproduced and used by all Scouting volunteers for training, entertainment and program purposes consistent with Scouting and Guiding Organizations. Unless otherwise noted on the page. If you believe we are republishing your copyrighted material without permission, please Contact Us including the link/url of said content to have it removed or your copyright information added.

Please be advised that InsaneScouter is NOT affiliated with any Scouting or Guiding Organization.

All opinions expressed on these pages are those of the original authors. All holdings are subject to this Disclaimer.