By: Great Salt Lake Council
Posted On: 2022-03-05
Somebody, Everybody, Anybody, Nobody
Once there were four Scouters. Their names were: Tom Somebody, John Everybody, Mike
Anybody, and Joe Nobody. They were very active and busy people, but what they accomplished
was a shame and Everybody knew it. For example, Everybody had a good idea. Everybody
thought Somebody would follow it through. Somebody thought Anybody would work on it.
Anybody thought Everybody should do it. So Nobody ended up working on it. Now they all
belonged in the same district and a great contest was on. Who could produce the best pack?
Everybody thought Anybody would win the prize. Anybody thought Somebody would win it.
Somebody thought Everybody would win it. Nobody was the most qualified of the four.
Nobody was very faithful. Nobody worked very hard. Nobody won the contest. Which of the
four received the prize? Nobody - - But Nobody!
Spirit Of Scouting
The Spirit of Scouting is within each boy. The Promise and the Law are both parts of it, and
so is pride. Pride in one's self, his den, and pack, his family and nation; pride in his
accomplishments. The awards are hollow and meaningless unless he met his trials with
determination and did his best to overcome them. The pack and its leadership exist only for the
boys, to challenge them to bigger challenges and honor them for their accomplishments.
Great Salt Lake Council