This is a place to share the bright spots in our world. If you have a bright spot to share, please do. I'm glad you're here! I hope your day is filled with extravagantly abundant blessings that exceed your imagination.
Bright Spots can grow in dark places.
The Bright Spot Report is a place for success stories
as well as a place for tips on how to create Bright Spots.
If you have a Bright Spot Story, please share it with us,
so we can create a world with more Bright Spots.
Monday, May 19, 2014
Another YWAP Camp is over. We spent the weekend (5/16-18) at Boy Scout Camp Schoellkopf in Cowlesville, NY. We laughed, we ate, we played hide-n-seek, we built fires, hiked in the woods, did chores and formed bonds that have the potential to last a life time. Many of the guys want to come back for Summer Camp. Somehow we will make that happen in our busy camping schedule.
As we began our camp on Friday evening, we had a meeting to go over our expectations. The first rule is this:
"Positive words only are spoken.
Negative words make people feel broken."
We don't allow any negativity during any YWAP Program. You cannot call someone stupid, idiot, dumb or any other name that is negative. Only words that are encouraging and uplifting are allowed. This is a pretty big adjustment for most folks. When you step into the YWAP culture, your vocabulary changes along with your heart. Everyone is accepted and encouraged to be the best they can be.
One of our programs is sponsored by the Boy Scouts. They support us all year round and help us reach thousands of young people. They help us in the schools and neighborhoods of Buffalo and beyond. They provide opportunities to take young people camping. We are grateful and want to say:
Thank you to Scout Reach Executive
and the Greater Niagara Frontier Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
The young people in Buffalo are moving in the right direction.
I learned about Boy Scouts growing up in Lake View, New York. Our Troop was 593 and our Scoutmaster Al Launder. We met in the Lake View Fire hall. Later my son Steve and I became part of Troop 238 with Scoutmaster Carl Rosati. We traveled to Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico. We learned about serving your neighbor. The picture above represents several countries and several religions. At Scout Camp we became one in the spirit of neighborliness. The rest of the pictures from camp can be found at:
Just in case you don't remember them, here is the Scout Oath and the Scout Law:
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly,
courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty,brave, clean, and reverent.
Youth With A Purpose Inc. believes that "All children are gifted." One of our goals is to start a Foundation that will allow us to continue our purpose of helping children become world changers. Most of our young people come from the inner city and are witnesses of poverty, segregation, violence, and fatherlessness. We hope they will learn how to "help other people at all times." Please call us if you would like to become involved in a world shaping mission. 716-830-8240.
Youth With A Purpose Inc
157 Locust Street, Buffalo, NY. 14204
Youth With A Purpose Inc is a 501c3 organization.