PRAYERS AND POEMS FOR SCOUTS
Heart of America
I give you my solemn
that since you are a part of me,
and I of you we will
spend one day a month
in doing things you want to do.
It may be a Cub Scout project with the
or prowling thru the woods,
or just anything you
So, let's together plan this
And grow as fellows should.
Let us go forth with God's blessing to serve him in
joy and gladness and let us say - Amen.
Prayer for an Outing
We thank you, O God, for all the loveliness of
nature, which is your special handiwork. Everything is wonderfully
made with your special care.
Help us to understand our world
more and more and know how we can help take care of the things,
which you have made, and keep them beautiful as you meant for them
to be. Amen
Bay Area Council
This is the true
joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as
a mighty one; the being of a force of nature instead of a feverish,
selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the
world will not devote itself to making you happy.
I am of the
opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I
live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.
I want to be
thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I
live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no "brief
candle" to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got
hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as
possible before handing it on to future generations.
George Bernard Shaw
from Man and