AND POEMS FOR SCOUTERS
Cub Scout Roundtable Planning Guide
As we learn to communicate better with
others, may we have the courage to always tell the truth. Amen
THE FOUNDER'S PRAYER
Lord Robert Baden-Powell of Gilwell
of us all, We meet before Thee here today, numerous in the lands we come from
and in the races we represent, but one in our Brotherhood under Thy Divine
We come before Thee with hearts
grateful and gladdened by the many blessings Thou hast granted us and thankful
that our Movement has prospered as acceptable in Thy sight. In return we would
lay on Thine Altar, as our humble thank-offering, such sacrifice as we can make
of self in service to others. We ask that during our communion here together we
may, under Thy Divine Inspiration, gain a widened outlook, a clearer vision of
all that lies open before us and of our opportunity. Thus we may then go forth
with strengthened faith to carry on our mission of heightening the ideals and
powers of manhood, and of helping through closer understanding to bring about
Thy happier Rule of Peace and Goodwill upon Earth."
Ten Essentials of Scoutmastership
An Old Scoutmaster’s Handbook
Although this says Scoutmastership, I believe
most of the list can apply to any Scout Leader – Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, or
Venturing. You decide for yourself. CD
A belief in boys that will make you want to invest yourself
and your time on their behalf.
A zeal focused upon one point - the boy’s happiness through
his formative years - "A happy boy is a good boy, a good boy is a good citizen."
An immense faith in Scouting as the program that will best serve to
mold our youth into fine men.
A realization that to the boys Scouting is a game - to you, a game
with a purpose: Character building and Citizenship training.
A knowledge that to your boys you are Scouting. "What you are
speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say!"
of purpose to carry out a planned
program with energy and perseverance, patience and good humor.
A willingness to submerge yourself and make boy leaders lead and
grow through an effective application of the Patrol Method.
A desire to advance in Scoutmastership by making use of
training offered and material available on the subject.
A readiness to work hand in hand with home, church, sponsoring
institution, school, Local Council, National Council for the good of the
individual boy and the community as a whole.
A love of the outdoors in all its phases and
a vision of the hand that created it.
"The best teachers have
shown me that things have to be done bit by bit. Nothing that means anything
happens quickly – we only think it does." Joseph Bruchac