Smilin' In The Rain
A long time ago, a joker said, "Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it. " That isn't really true anymore because scientists can seed clouds with chemicals to make rainfall - if there are clouds, that is.
Next week we're going to be outdoors, possibly in foul weather, for our Foul-Weather Cook-Out (or See'n'do). It may be snowing or raining cats and dogs while we're out there, but we'll be there just the same because this is not a fair-weather troop.
It may not be as much fun as being outdoors on a sunny summer day, but it's part of outdoor life, and as Scouts, we belong outdoors. As long as you have a poncho, warm clothes, and a pair of dry socks and underwear in your pack, you can enjoy bad weather, too.
At least I hope you can. I like to see Scouts smiling in the rain because a real Scout is cheerful even when things aren't 100% perfect.
The weather, and life, aren't always predictable. One of the lessons you should be earning as Scouts is to be prepared for foul weather as well as fair.
So the keywords for next week's outing are "Be Prepared" and "A Scout is cheerful. " If you follow that advice, you'll have a fine time, no matter what the weather is.