To Help Other People

January 20, 2004

Baden-Powell wrote:

I often think, when the sun goes down, the world is hidden by a big blanket from the light of heaven, but the star are little holes pierced in that blanket by those who have done good deeds in this world.  The stars are not all the same size: some are big, some are little, and some men have done small deeds but they have made their hole in the blanket by doing good before they go to heaven.  Try to make your hole in the blanket by good work while you are on earth.  It is something to be good, but it is far better to do good.

Think of Baden-Powell's words whenever you raise your hand in the form of the Scout sign and promise, "To help other people…"

Good night, gentlemen.