Elephant Chains Minute for Boy Scouts

> > > Triple Prizes < < < 

Elephant Chains   Elephant Chains Minute   Scout Minute

This Minute is meant for Boy Scouts.
At a circus, as a boy, I saw that a baby elephant was chained close to its mother with a metal ring around its ankle and a very heavy chain to a pole. The mother, though, had only a rope from her ankle to a pole. I wondered why they were tied up so differently.

I was told that the older elephants learned long ago as babies that they can not break free so they no longer try, even though the flimsy rope would be simple to break now. The baby doesn't know that yet so it needs to be chained securely. Over time, the baby will give up and stop trying.

If you find that you fail to do something, don't assume you'll never be able to do it. Try it again tomorrow or next week. Don't be held back any imaginary chains that stopped you when you were little, but you can now easily break.
Did you try it and like it?             Or hate it?
Click a thumb to vote:              

Follow Me, Boys

Recent Comments
Major Dad on Msgr Peace Award
Major Dad on Msgr Peace Award
Michelle W on Archery belt loop
Tom on Boy Scout Uniform
Larry A on Totin Chip award
Paul on Boy Scout Uniform
Mary on Boy Scout Uniform
Mary on Square Knots
Maria on 2nd Class Scout
Mark Kilcup on Fly Fishing MB
More Comments...

Contest   -   Ask a Question   -   Add Content   -   scout software

This site is not officially associated with the Boy Scouts of America
listeria testingscout software
Boy Scouts  
Boy Scout Trail
Cub Scouts
Boy Scouts
My Blog

Group Games
Merit Badges
SM Minutes
Pen Pals

Online Tests
Our Schedule
Our Progress


Shop 4 Stuff
Privacy Policy
ICRA labeled

Find more Scouting Resources at www.BoyScoutTrail.com
This site is not officially associated with the Boy Scouts of America
Boy Scout Trail Home Bobcat Tiger Cub Scout Wolf Cub Scout Bear Cub Scout Webelos Boy Scout Tenderfoot Scout 2nd Class Scout 1st Class Scout Star Scout Life Scout Eagle Scout