THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE SCOUTS
The story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves is really an old Arab tale, and was first written in Bagdad.
The Boy Scouts of Bagdad recently got up the play of Ali Baba. As you know, we have Scouts of every form of religion under the sun, and at Bagdad there are Chaldeans, Moslems, Jews, and Christians.
In that country the difference in a man’s religion makes a big difference in his dealings with other people, and it was considered a most wonderful thing by the onlookers when, in the performance of the play, Christian boys danced hand in hand with Moslems.
The older men have been asking: “What sort of spirit is this that the British have brought to us? Those boys, instead of being continually at war with one another, according to the religion they followed, are now like a band of brothers together!”
Such is the brotherhood of the Scouts. We can respect another fellow’s religion, and not think any the worse of him because he is not exactly the same as ourselves.
A man before his time… or timeless man.. BP, what a guy!
Have a Great Scouting Day!