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Scoutmaster Minute—Your Hunger Games

March 25, 2012
The Hunger Games (film)

The Hunger Games (Wikipedia)

SM Minute—Your Hunger Games

Many of you have read, or may have seen the new movie based on the teen novel, Hunger Games.  Not to give away the end of the story, but the trilogy follows a teenager in a future dystopia—a future in which most everything that can go wrong has gone wrong.  In the story, the main character is thrust into an immediate survival situation for which she is completely unprepared.

I’m not suggesting that any of you Scouts have to worry about being thrown into a fight to the death.  But any of us, at any time, can find ourselves in a strange situation with only our wits and skills at hand.

Your Hunger Games may be a car accident on a dark lonely road.  It may be a choking child you are watching.  It may be a group of friends offering you drugs or alcohol after school.

Whatever your survival situation, your Scout Skills will give you a hand up.  Just remember the Scout Motto:  Be Prepared.

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A map of the fictional nation of Panem from Su...

A map of the fictional nation of Panem from Suzanne Collins' "The Hunger Games." (Photo credit: Wikipedia)