The Bridge Builder
An old man going a long highway
Came at the evening, cold and grey,
To a chasm vast and wide and steep,
With waters rolling cold and deep.
The old man crossed in the twilight dim,
The sullen stream had no fear for him;
But he turned when safe on the other side
And built a bridge to span the tide.
"Old man," said a fellow pilgrim near,
You are wasting your strength by building here,
Your journey will end with the ending day,
You never again will pass this way.
You've crosses the chasm deep and wide,
Why build you this bridge at eventide?"
The builder lifted his old gray head.
"Good friend, in the path I have come he said,
"there followeth after me today
A youth whose feet must pass this way.
The chasm that was as naught to me
To that fair-haired youth may a pitfall be;
He, too, must cross in the twilight dim -
Good friend, I am building this bridge for him."
LEADERS-- GET YOUR FAST START and YOUTH PROTECTION COMPLETED.
It is very important that Adult leaders within the Boy Scouts of America are trained leaders. We appreciate our adults for volunteering, being trained in the proper methods, policies, and procedures help adult leaders give the very best service to the boys of the Pack. Find out how you can become a trained leader today.
This page will give you some valuable links and resources to better serve you in your leadership role in Scouting.
Always remember that we do this for our Boys, not for ourselves.
Here is the first place to start in your Adult leadership within the Boy Scouts of America:
FAST START. Take a few minutes and go through the Fast Start for the position that you are currently or soon to be working in.
Baloos Bugle. A great resource for all of your Cub Scouting needs. Packed with links, ideas, and tips on being a better Cub Scout leader.
Guide to Safe Scouting. If you do not have this in book form, here is a good way to get it on the Web. Easy to navigate and use as a resource. This is a MUST for all Adult Leaders within the BSA.
Virtual Cub Scout Leaders Handbook. Great tool, everything (and I mean everything) you ever wanted to know.
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