Originally posted on The Scoutmaster Minute:
No one really likes the taste of salt… Take your finger and dip it in salt then stick it in your mouth… you really don’t like the taste do you.. honestly… But take the salt out of your pie dough and you take away flavor that is pulled out by the salt. You need the salt to accentuate the other flavors.
There are many things in Scouting that are like the salt. You don’t like it by itself, but put it together with the rest of the stuff and it makes the program better.
Backpackers don’t really enjoy traversing switch back after switch back, but the reward is getting to the top and seeing a beautiful view. Salt.
I personally don’t enjoy the administrative things we have to do in Scouting. Monitoring dues, fundraising, tracking camping nights and service hours. Hey, I just want to go camping! But it is…
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