Today is the national release of “The Lorax” and it’s a great movie. If you have been hiding under a stump or rock, it’s a book from Dr. Seuss. Who is supposed to be 108 today.
I won’t ruin the movie or book for you, you should read it you know you should. Would you could you? In a box with a fox? In a boat with a goat?
Ok, I will stop.
The main theme of The Lorax is one of Leave No Trace (er, making sure there is a Trace…) As Scouts and Scouter’s the Leave No Trace theme is one that we know very well. I spent the movie thinking of how to incorporate it with Scouting. Yes, I actually thought of a large orange suit and mustache.
Without going through a tit for tat of how The Lorax and Leave No Trace works together, I was struck by the movies last frame before the credits.
I had to come home and Google it.
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
If you want to change something, it’s going to have to start with you or it will never happen. Go out and make a difference, no matter how small. I see it all the time in the people I am around. I just have to figure out how I can do it too.