September 2007 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
| Volume 14, Issue
October 2007 Theme
Down on the Farm
Citizen & Showman
ONE LAST THING
Can You Sleep When The Wind Blows?
Heart of America Council
man applied for a job as a farmhand. When the farmer asked for his
qualifications, he said, “I can sleep when the wind blows.” This puzzled the
farmer. But he liked the young man, and hired him. A few days later, the farmer
and his wife were awakened in the night by a violent storm.
quickly began to check things out to see if all was secure. They found that the
shutters of the farmhouse had been securely fastened. A good supply of logs had
been set next to the fireplace. The young man slept soundly.
farmer and his wife then inspected their property. They found that the farm
tools had been placed in the storage shed, safe from the elements. The tractor
had been moved into the garage. The barn was properly locked. Even the animals
were calm. All was well. The farmer then understood the meaning of the young
man’s words, “I can sleep when the wind blows.” Because the farmhand did his
work loyally and faithfully when the skies were clear, he was prepared for the
storm when it broke. So when the wind blew, he was not afraid. He could sleep in
this apply to our lives? The story about the young farmhand illustrates a
principle that is often overlooked about being prepared for various events that
occur in life. There was nothing dramatic or sensational in the young farmhand’s
preparations he just faithfully did what was needed each day. Consequently,
peace was his, even in a storm. A short poem expresses this principle as it
pertains to your life.
It isn’t the things you do,
It’s the things you leave undone,
Which gives you a bit of heartache,
At the setting of the sun.
What are you leaving undone?
Materials found in Baloo's Bugle may be used by Scouters for Scouting activities provided that Baloo's Bugle and the original contributors are cited as the source of the material.