& POEMS FOR SCOUTERS
(Thanks to Betty K for
forwarding this on)
thought I wasn't looking, I saw you hang my first painting on the
refrigerator, and I immediately wanted to paint another one.
thought I wasn't looking I saw you feed a stray cat, and I learned that it
was good to be kind to animals.
thought I wasn't looking, I saw you make my favorite cake for me and I
learned that little things can be the special things in life.
thought I wasn't looking I heard you say a prayer, and I knew there is a God
I could always talk to and I learned to trust in God.
thought I wasn't looking, I saw you make a meal and take it to a friend who
was sick, and I learned that we all have to help take care of each other.
thought I wasn't looking, I saw you give of your time and money to help
people who had nothing and I learned that those who have something should
give to those who don't.
thought I wasn't looking, I felt you kiss me good night and I felt loved and
thought I wasn't looking, I saw you take care of our house and everyone in it
and I learned we have to take care of what we are given.
thought I wasn't looking, I saw how you handled your responsibilities, even
when you didn't feel good and I learned that I would have to be responsible
when I grow up.
thought I wasn't looking, I saw tears come from your eyes and I learned that
sometimes things hurt, but it's all right to cry.
thought I wasn't looking, I saw that you cared and I wanted to be everything
that I could be.
thought I wasn't looking, I learned most of life's lessons that I need to
know to be a good and productive person when I grow up.
thought I wasn't looking, I looked at you and wanted to say, "Thanks for
all the things I saw when you thought I wasn't looking.'"
Each of us,
parent, grandparent, uncle, aunt or friend, influence the life of a child.
West Michigan Shores Council
I am not a
very important man, as importance is commonly rated, I do not have great
wealth, control of a big business, or occupy a position of great honor or
Yet, I may
someday mold destiny. For it is within my power to become the most important
man in the World in the life of a boy.
citizen like myself might have been the Scoutmaster of a Troop in which an
undersized, unhappy Austrian lad by the name of Adolph might have found a
Joyous boyhood, full of the ideals of brotherhood, goodwill, and kindness,
and the world would have been different.
All about me
are boys. They are the makers of history, the builders of tomorrow.
If I can have some part in guiding them up the trail of Scouting, on
to the high road of noble character and constructive citizenship, I may prove
to be the most important man in my community.
years from now it will mot matter what my bank account was, the sort of house
I lived in, or the kind of car I drove.
world may be different because I was important in tbe life of a boy.
Am God's Child
West Michigan Shores
speak with words you'd understand
But somehow I
know that God holds my hand;
I cannot make
you know my needs, my wants, my fears;
But He knows
my purpose here, is to brush away your tears.
I cannot hold
a conversation with real words as such
But I hope
you know I love you by every look and touch;
I cannot tell
you why I have tantrums and act so wild -
But I wish I
could tell you that I too am God's child.
A scout is reverent toward God.
He is faithful in his religious duties.
He respects the beliefs of others.
by carole tsukuno
For all the glory of the way,
For thy protection night and day,
For roof, tree, fire, and bed and board,
For friends and homes we thank the Lord.
Blessed are thou, o lord, our
King of the universe, who bringeth
Forth bread from the Earth.
Our loving father, you have
given so much to us,
We ask for but one thing
more; a thankful heart.
Through Christ our lord. Amen
Accept our thanks,
We pray to you O Lord.
For these and for all your gifts,
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.