1996 Scouter-Guider Conference,
To those of us who have been returning to Camp Madawaska
for many years, the experience never grows old. I have been
coming here for over sixteen years and the only problem I
have here is that I can't get enough. If this is you first
visit, I'm sure it won't be your last. It can't be. The
awesome majesty of God's creation grabs you and won't let
go. There are those who believe that this all happened by
chance, a one-time freak accident, with no purpose or
reason. Impossible! The thought that went into this earth
and the eventual result is too great to be the product of
While here, take a walk alone or with a friend along a
forest trail; sit on the flume and listen; get up early and
experience the morning the way God intended it to to be
I have always wondered that if this is the limit of God's
inventiveness for us on earth, just what will Heaven be
like? think about it for a minute. In one of John's visions
of Heaven, (Revelation 4:3), he sees the throne encircled by
an emerald-like rainbow. A rainbow in Heaven? We have those
on this earth. Could they be a preview of what's to come? I
like to think they are.
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army Scouter is a quasi-literary and ideas
publications intended for all Scouters; however, it is
primarily aimed at Scouters serving within the Salvation
Army Scout movement, formerly known as the Life-Saving
Effective communication between Scouters themselves and
varying levels of Salvation Army bureaucracy is necessary in
order for the Salvation Army Scout movement to carry out its
mandate: to further the aims and principles of Scouts
Canada, and more importantly, to bring young men and women
of Beaver, Cub, Scout, Venturer, and Rover age to a personal
and saving knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. Above all
else, the latter was the prime purpose of Col. Rufus T.
Spooner's Life-Saving Scouts.
It is hoped that this small effort will enlarge with
contributions from across the Canada and Bermuda Territory.
Everybody should have programming ideas that are proven.
These need to be shared. A prayer, craft suggestions, Divine
Service item? This can be your forum.
As we begin another Scouting year, let's remember to pray
for each other, our Scouts, and our leaders across the
country. "For this reason, since the day we heard about
you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to
fill you with the knowledge of his will through all
spiritual wisdom and understanding. And we pray this in
order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may
please him in every way; bearing fruit in every good
work..." (Colossians 1:9-10a NIV)