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January Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
Volume 7, Issue 6

Passports to Other Lands
Webelos Scholar & Engineer
Tiger Big Ideas 10 & 11

PRAYERS & POEMS FOR SCOUTERS

A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark. (Chinese Proverb)

 

Growing Up
Unknown

 

There will be a time when there will be no slamming of doors, no toys on the stairs, no childhood quarrels, no fingerprints on the wallpaper.

Then may I look back with joy and not regret.

God, give me wisdom to see that today is my day with my children.

That there is no unimportant moment in their lives.

May I know that no other career is so precious, no other work so rewarding, no other task so urgent.

May I not defer it or neglect it, but by the Spirit accept it gladly, joyously, and by Thy grace realize that the time is short and my time is now, for children won't wait!

 

Boys
Unknown

A boy is:

Trust with dirt on his face,

Beauty with a cut on his finger,

Wisdom with bubble gum in his hair, and the hope of the future with a frog in his pocket.

 

There are only two kinds of boys:

Dirty, and Not Yet

 

If you have a little boy

All your very own,

Then you have enough and more

To make a happy home.

 

Little Boys are Treasures
Unknown

Little boys are treasures

Who are worth their weight in gold

And charm everyone around them

From the time they're hours old

They're Mommy's little darling,

They're a special pal to Dad,

And they bring the very happiest days

A family's ever had!

 

I Stood Beside the Flag Today
by Louise Pinkerton Pritz
National Capital Area Council

 

I stood beside the flag today

And watched it gently wave;

I saw amidst the Stars and Stripes

America, the great.

 

A land to which the masses turn,

A land that still is free,

A country that still has been spared

the rule of tyranny,

 

I stood beside the grand old flag,

The tried red, white and blue

Compatriots, this flag and I,

Of a nation fair to view.

 

A nation built upon God's truth,

Where He is still the key

To keeping this, our glorious land,

A torch of liberty.

 

Invocation and Prayers
National Capital Area Council

 

Dear Heavenly Father,

Look down on us this evening as we gather together in the Spirit of Scouting.

Bless these families assembled here and guide

them as they go forward in Akela's path. Amen.

 

Blue & Gold Benediction
National Capital Area Council

 

Dear Father,

 

We thank you for this food and fellowship that we share tonight. As we come together on this anniversary of Cub Scouting to celebrate, we ask you to bless this food and our fellowship so that we may all Do Our Best to Do Our Duty, to You, our country, our communities, our families, and ourselves.

As our Webelos become Boy Scouts, we also ask that they remember always the lessons they have learned:

To be Trustworthy, Loyal, and Helpful to all those they meet,

To be Friendly, Courteous, and Kind to friend and stranger alike,

To Obediently and Cheerfully do their duty, and to be Thrifty, so as not to squander the gifts you have provided,

To be Brave and Clean to face the challenges of everyday life with a clean mind and a clean spirit, and

To be Reverent - remembering always your presence in their lives.

We thank you, O' Lord. Amen.

 

 

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