DESERT PETE

A western song sums up much about our Scouting Spirit. It is the story of a man lost in the desert and dying of thirst. He comes across a pump in the middle of the wilderness. A small, covered pottery jar of water and a note sit in a sheltered place near the pump. "There is only enough water for one person to have a good drink. The pump works, but wont give water while it is dry."

The song says;

" You've got to prime the pump,
You must have faith and beleive,
You've got to give of yourself,
Before you're willin' to receive,
Drink all the water you can hold,
Wash your face to your feet,
Leave the bottle full for others,
Thank ye kindly."

Desert Pete