PRAYERS AND POEMS FOR SCOUTERS
Dear Lord we hope that Scouting and our different
cultures and those values which we hold most dear - - language - respect -
skills - abilities - health - wisdom - justice - will have played a role in
equipping our boys to be tomorrow's leaders. We hope that today's children
will be tomorrow's leaders, who will be able to usefully apply the knowledge
and skills learned during their Scouting experience, and who will be able to
appreciate the cultural experiences acquired through Cub Scout Pack ______.
Cub Scout Prayer
Tune: O Tannenbaum
Lord, in this evening hour I pray,
For strength to do my best each day.
Draw near to me that I may see,
The kind of Cub that I should be.
In serving other, let me see,
That I am only serving Thee.
Bless me, Oh Lord, in Thy great love,
That I may be a better Cub.
Roundtable Leaders’ Guide
Thank you, God, that you have made each of us unique.
Help us to teach out Cub Scouts to celebrate their differences and to show
respect for those who are different from them. Amen.
I am hereby officially
tendering my resignation as an adult. I have decided I would like to accept
the responsibilities of an 8 year old again.
I want to go to McDonald's
and think that it's a four star restaurant.
I want to sail sticks across
a fresh mud puddle and make ripples with rocks.
I want to think M&Ms are
better than money because you can eat them.
I want to lie under a big
oak tree and run a lemonade stand with my friends on a hot summer's day.
I want to return to a time
when life was simple. When all you knew were colors, multiplication tables,
and nursery rhymes, but that didn't bother you, because you didn't know what
you didn't know and you didn't care. All you knew was to be happy because you
were blissfully unaware of all the things that should make you worried or
I want to think the world is
fair. That everyone is honest and good.
I want to believe that
anything is possible.
I want to be oblivious to
the complexities of life and be overly excited by the little things again.
I want to live simple again.
I don't want my day to consist of computer crashes, mountains of paperwork,
depressing news, how to survive more days in the month than there is money in
the bank, doctor bills, gossip, illness, and loss of loved ones. I want to
believe in the power of smiles, hugs, a kind word, truth, justice, peace,
dreams, the imagination, mankind, and making angels in the snow.
So.... here’s my checkbook
and my car-keys, my credit card bills and my 401K statements. I am officially
resigning from adulthood and if you want to discuss this further, you'll have
to catch me first, cause, "Tag! You're it."
Beatitudes for Those Who Care
Blessed are you who take the
time to listen to difficult speech for you help me know that, if I persevere,
I can be understood.
Blessed are you who never
bid me to "Hurry up," or take my tasks from me and do them for me. For I often
need time rather than help.
Blessed are you who stand
beside me as I enter new and untried ventures. For my failures will be
outweighed by the times I surprise myself and you.
Blessed are you who
understand that it is difficult for me to put my thoughts into words
Blessed are you who, with a
smile, encourage me to try one more.
Blessed are you who never
remind me that today I asked the same question twice.
Blessed are you who respect
me and love me just as I am.