June Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
Volume 6, Issue 10
Space the New Frontier (Webelos Traveler, & Artist)
PRAYERS AND POEMS FOR SCOUTS
Memo from a child
Don't spoil me. I know quite well that I ought not to have all I ask for. I am only testing you.
Don't be afraid to be firm with me. I prefer it. It makes me feel secure.
Don't let me form bad habits. I have to rely on you to detect them in the early stages
Don't make me feel smaller than I am. It only makes me behave stupidly big.
Don't correct me in front of people if you can help it.
I'll take much more notice if you talk quietly with me in private.
Don't make me feel my mistakes are sins. It upsets my sense of value.
Don't protect me from consequences. I need to learn the painful way, sometimes.
Don't be too upset when I say, "I hate you." It isn't you I hate, but your power to thwart me.
Don't take too much notice of my small ailments. Sometimes they bring me the attention I need.
Don't nag. If you do, I shall have to protect myself by appearing deaf.
Don't forget that I cannot explain myself as well as I should like. This is why I'm not always very accurate.
Don't make rash promises. Remember that I feel badly let down when promises are broken.
Don't be inconsistent. This completely confuses me and makes me lose faith in you.
Don't tell me my fears are silly. They are terribly real, and you can do much to reassure me if you try to understand.
Don't put me off when I ask questions. If you do, you will find that I will stop asking and seek my information elsewhere.
Don't ever suggest that you are perfect of infallible. It gives me too great a shock when I discover that you are neither.
Don't forget how quickly I am growing up. It must be very difficult to keep pace with me, but please do try.
Don't forget that I cannot thrive without lots of understanding love.
But I don't need to tell you that, do I?
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for letting me be a Cub Scout.
Let us think for a moment of all the countries that go to make up the God's world. There are many places where people cannot live a happy and normal life as we do. There are still countries torn by war and all the horrors it brings. We know that in others, food and medicine are in short supply, and that people like ourselves are suffering and dying because of it. Lord, give strength to all those who are in need and guide the hearts of all who are trying to help them. Amen.
Success Comes in CANS
Do all the good you CAN,
Together we CAN make a difference in the life of a boy. Success does come in CANS, I CAN, YOU CAN, WE CAN!
Volunteers, God Bless Them
Many will be shocked to find
Furnished with big recliners,
A Camper's Ten Commandments
Thou shalt do thy share and more;
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