AND POEMS FOR SCOUTERS
Great Salt Lake Council
The Lord said, you’re the salt of the
earth. However, he didn’t mean for you to sit in the corner like a lump of salt,
waiting for things to happen. So get off your laurels and make them happen.
Always make new mistakes – Esther Dyson
“If we all
did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves”
normal people are the ones you don’t know very well!” Joe Ancis
quotes like this see Website list for “fridgedoor”
Ten Needs of a Boy
To climb a mountain and look afar.
To sit around a campfire with good friends.
To test his strength and his skills on his
To be alone with his own thoughts and with his
To be ready to reach out and find the hand of
an understanding man ready and willing to help.
To have a code to live by – easily understood
A chance to play hard just for the fun of it –
And to work hard for the thrill of it.
To have a chance to fail – and know why.
To have and to be a good friend and a chance
to prove both.
To have a hero – and a vision to measure him
After the tenth need is said, the following could be said:
Cub Scouting these needs are not always filled for each boy. What Cub Scouting
does is to put each boy on a path where he can travel the world in his backyard
and fulfill his needs with confidence in himself and others.
Circle Ten suggests breaking this into parts and
using it for an Opening Ceremony. Baltimore Council says this is best done using ten adults, each holding a
white candle. When each speaks, he or she lights his candle from the Spirit of
Scouting Candle. I like it for a Cubmaster’s Minute Closing. You choose!
Invocations and Blessing for the Blue and Gold Banquet
Our God and God of our fathers, we gather as loyal members of our Cub Scout
Pack, and we pray for Thy blessings. Give us the vision to see our duty and the
courage to perform it. Teach us to walk together in the spirit of brotherhood,
so that we are true to Thee, who art Father of all. Guide us and guard us so
that we shall be faithful sons of the righteous God, Who is from everlasting to
Our dear Heavenly Father, we ask a special blessing on the families in our Cub
Scout Pack. We ask a special blessing on each Tiger Cub, Cub Scout, and Webelos
as they give service to other people. Guide their steps as they grow into men,
and help them as they do their duty to You and our country. Bless our food and
the people who have prepared it. Amen
A Cub Scout’s Prayer
Lord, that I will do my best,
I come to Thee in prayer.
Help me to help others every day.
And teach me to be fair,
To honor my Mother and Father,
And to obey the Cub Scout Law, too.
This I ask, that I may be a loyal
Cub Scout true. Amen
A Cub Scout Parent’s Prayer
Look down upon my son, Dear Lord
This smiling Cub of mine.
Please take his hand along the way,
So that he may never stray.
Bless my son tonight, Dear Lord,
And help him walk with Thee.
Give him comfort, warmth and love;
He’s all the world to me.
Bless his daily efforts,
And make them strong and true;
For life’s a heavy burden,
And we’re all in need of you.
For food, for raiment,
For life, for opportunity,
For friendship and fellowship,
We thank thee, Oh Lord. Amen
A Boy in Blue:
Blue and gold are the colors tonight,
Boys in uniform shiny and bright;
With smiling faces to left and right,
We pay tribute to our Cub Scout tonight.
Cubmaster who is loyal and true,
Who works with parents and boys in blue,
In hopes that these boys will grow up to be
Better citizens than you and me.
Den Leaders, too, in uniforms blue,
Teaching Cub Scouts the need to be true,
And working, singing, and playing with them;
Striving real hard to make better men.
all of you Cub Scouts in gold and blue,
The door to Scouting - has been opened to you,
And I as a leader in Pack_,
Hope someday you’ll join up with me.
May God bless us and protect us;
May God show us favor and be gracious to us;
May God show us kindness and grant us peace.
Scouting’s Bottom Line
There is a ceremony in here somewhere.
Use it to make your own. CD
What happens to a Scout? For every 100 boys
who join Scouting, records indicate that:
Rarely will one be
brought before the juvenile court system
Two will become
become future Scout volunteers
Twelve will have
their first contact with a church
One will enter the
Five will earn
their church award
develop a hobby that will last through their adult life
Eight will enter a
vocation that was learned through the merit badge system
One will use his
Scouting skills to save his own life
One will use his
Scouting skills to save the life of another person
Scouting’s alumni record is equally
impressive. A recent nation-wide survey of high schools revealed the following
85% of student
council presidents were Scouts
89% of senior
class presidents were Scouts
80% of junior
class presidents were Scouts
75% of school
publication editors were Scouts
71% of football
captains were Scouts
Scouts also account for:
64% of Air Force
68% of West Point
70% of Annapolis
72% of Rhodes
85% of FBI agents
26 of the first 29