AND POEMS FOR SCOUTERS
The Greatest Collection
Roundtable Planning Guide
We give thanks for the greatest collection
that is on display tonight at our Roundtable, the collection of beautiful smiles
on the faces of all our leaders. We each have wonderful things to smile about,
and we all give thanks for that. Amen
Abraham Lincoln, October 3,
Circle Ten Council’s Pow Wow Book
It is the
duty of nations, as well as of men, to own their dependence
upon the over-ruling power of God; to confess their sins and transgressions
in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead
to mercy and pardon; and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the
Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations are blessed
whose God is the Lord. We know that by His divine law, nations, like
individuals, are subjected to punishments and chastisements in this world.
May we not
justly fear that the awful calamity of civil war which now desolates the land.
May be a punishment inflicted upon us for our presumptuous sins, to the needful
end of our national reformation as a whole people.
We have been
the recipients of the choicest bounties of heaven; we have been preserved these
many years in peace and prosperity; we have grown in numbers, wealth and power
as no other nation has ever grown. But, we have
forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved
us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and we
have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these
blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own.
with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient
to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud
to pray to the God that made us. It has seemed to me fit and proper
that God should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged,
as with one heart and one voice, by the whole American people.
therefore, invite my fellow citizens in every part of the
United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are
sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last
Thursday of November as a day of Thanksgiving and praise to
our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens.
Lincoln, October 3, 1863
The Scouter' s Prayer
Connecticut Rivers Council
Dear Lord, from your judgment seat on
Look down on a Scouter such as I.
Search me through and find me whole,
Then help me Lord to reach my goal.
Help me Lord to work for Thee,
Guard my homeland - Keep it free
Help me to work with others and be
Helpful with my hands and mind.
Keep me Lord, both well and strong
To help our growing boys along.
Control my thoughts, keep them right,
sound, clean weapons for life's fight.
Protect my morals, keep them high,
Grant this to a Scouter such as I.
thought this next one was great – How many times have we seen someone anxious to
have his son be the first presented with an award cut some corners -
desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly -
Troop 151 in Texas made this statement on our Philmont discussion list and it
bears repeating for everyone.
knowledge doesn't weigh a thing.
I have learned many things that I wondered if I ever would use and any years
down the road I was glad I did.
seen this come true at many Pack Shows where the Cubmaster thought he was the
show, not the boy. -
The minute a man is convinced that he is interesting,
Baltimore Area Council
Marcia, their RT Commissioner, forwarded this to me
and suggested I should recommend we all collect Smiles. I think that is a great
it like the flu.
someone smiled at me today,
I started smiling too.
around the corner,
someone saw my grin.
smiled I realized,
I'd passed it on to him.
thought about that smile,
realized its worth.
smile just like mine,
Could travel the earth.
you feel a smile begin,
leave it undetected.
start an epidemic quick,
And get the world infected!
Connecticut Rivers Council
We all have a place in the world it is
An some are the leaders and some are
We all are parts of a great big
wheels great and small work with pieces unseen
Consider your watch…which part would
As the most necessary bearings, the
large cog, the small…
makes it go?? Which part most of all??
Take your car… …the spring or the
The nuts or the Could you do without
the wheels, without tires?
The batteries, magneto, the spark
plugs, the wires?
If you’d take off the steering wheel,
take off the clutch
all the brakes…would it then be worth much??
No, the greatest fly-wheel could not
spin without grease
And it’s held in place by one small
So don’t be dismayed when you seem in
important…though you may be only a NUT