Monday night at after our Troop meeting a young Scout came to me with a very concerned look on his face. He asked if I had a minute and of course I said “sure”.
He hummed and hawed for a second and then said “I know this sounds silly, but… what do we do if the world does end on Friday?”
I didn’t really have a great answer for this, I mean, I am not one that believes the world is coming to a crashing halt on Friday, so I told him that he would be fine.
He needed to be prepared.
“What does that mean in this case” he asked.
“Well” I said.. We don’t know what’s going to happen, so we need to do as Baden Powell instructed us to do.. Be prepared for any old thing.
We need to pray and be ready to be received in heaven.. if that’s the case.
We need to make sure that we can take care of each other if we are here in a state of ruin.
We need to look after our families and just ride out what ever may happen.
He looked at me and said “You really don’t think anything is going to happen.. do you?”
Nope, I said.. the only thing I know for sure is that the Troop is having a Lock in on Friday night and we are going to have fun.
I think that the media has done a great job of getting people to “Prep”. I think that those that can make money off of this have and I think that come Saturday I will be getting ready to wrap Christmas gifts for my family.. yeah.. I’m not done yet.
He thanked me and told me that he would see me on Friday. I told him that he was right.. no matter what happened.. he would always see me. Then he made my day.
As he walked away he turned and said, “If we go to heaven I am sure I’ll see you there.. you are a Scoutmaster and they will let you in.”
A smile on my face and a great way to end the night.
What else can you say.
Have a Great Scouting Day!
*picture from National Geographic