Catholic scout? Why? Well, it’s a perfect tag line for my two favourite subjects; Roman Catholicism and Lord Baden Powells’ Scouting.
Why? Well, that is a long story. Regarding Roman Catholicism, my decision was based upon my own free will and my experiences. One day I may recount those.
It is based upon the foundation of willingness, the cornerstone of belief, (which gave birth to Faith) and the keystone of the simple idea of letting God be my Director.
But why? I believe because I became willing to believe. I became willing to open my eyes and He was there.
G. “Where is God?! I can’t find God!”
C. “But G. God isn’t lost…”
Then there is the story of the three wisest men:
“There were the three wise men of the east, and they took from man the crown of life. The thing that would make us the happiest and took it away from them. And having taken it away from them, they asked “What are we going to do with it?”
The first responded “I know what to do, we take it to the highest crevace of the highest mountain on earth and we’ll hide it there and he’ll never find it there.”
The other two responded “Yes but you know how he is, he will hunt, he’ll search and he will eventually find it.”
The second said “I know what we will do, we’ll take it to the deepest trench of the deepest ocean on earth and we’ll hide it there and he will never think about finding it there.”
The last responded “Yes, but you know how he is, he will hunt, he’ll search and he will eventually find it”.
“No,” he said “I know what we’ll do, we’ll hide it within himself, and he’ll never look for it there.”
Regarding Lord Baden Powell’s Scouting, just read Scouting for Boys, one can buy it off Amazon. I believe it should be basic reading material for every school kid in the world. Admittedly it needs some updating… So I am one for how it is written in the book, good old tradition and Tradition.