The importance of gratitude... I recently had the opportunity to attend the Annual
Meeting of the Boy Scouts of America in the city of Nashville, Tennessee in the
United States. During the meeting at which the annual reports are presented,
there was a very special moment when a parent read a letter he had sent
to the Chief of the Scout Troop of which his son Lian was a member, thanking
all for what was done for him . With beautiful words this parent expressed
his gratitude at the leadership of this scout leader, his great effort to offer an
attractive programme for young people who were members of the scout troop
and commitment he gave to train them in public values.
Is worth mentioning that Lian is a child with special needs, so that the effort
of his scout leader deserves greater acknowledgement, as he managed to
integrate Scout activities without any limitation. Lian ‘s father wrote in his
letter that his son has changed completely since being a scout and has greatly
exceeded their expectations.
As we all heard this father read the letter that he sent the Scoutmaster of his
son, we were touched with every sentence. It was then that the Scoutmaster
spoke up and said he was just doing his job as a scout leader and for him each
scout of his troop was equally important...