Posted On: 2012-01-09
(Read from page 34, The Official Boy Scout Handbook. Refer also to the World friendship Fund kit)
"A Scout is friendly. A Scout is a friend to all. he is a brother to other Scouts. He seeks to understand others. He respects those with ideas and customs other than his own. "
That's what the handbook tells us about the fourth point of the Scout Law. What does it mean? For one thing it reminds us that we have a lot of brothers. Did you know that there are some 12 million Scouts in some 115 countries around the world? Scouting is a lot bigger than our troop, our local council, or even the Boy Scouts of America. It's a worldwide movement of brothers.
Some of those brothers are in poor countries. to help them the Boy Scouts of America has the World friendship Fund, which collects money from American Scouts to buy uniform materials, supplies and equipment, and to train their adult leaders.
Next week, our troop will be making a collection for the World Friendship Fund. You don't have to give a lot. Just contribute one of the quarters you'd use for candy or a video game at the arcade. it will help. Your contribution doesn't have to be a bug sacrifice for you to show your friendship for Scouts around the world. Remember a Scout is friendly