PRAYERS AND POEMS FOR SCOUTS
On my way to Covington, for the "Cub Scout Idea
Factory." I choose a slightly longer route to drive through
Anniston, AL to visit a scouting friend, Len. I got to tour his
Scout Service Center where his unit meets, have lunch, visit his
scouting den in his basement. Before I got back on the road, Len
shared the following prayer with me. Thanks Len!!
Dear Lord, Bless all those everywhere who contribute
to shape the hearts, minds and bodies of young people. Let us
remember what they have taught and apply it daily.
When facing deceit and dishonesty, let us be
Trustworthy. If we see hypocrisy and faithlessness, let us be
Loyal. Where disregard of others and mere materialism
prevail, let us be Helpful. When we find people in despair,
let us be Friendly. In an atmosphere of ill manner, let us be
Courteous. Where some measure manliness in brutality and
crudeness, let us be Kind. Though lawbreaking and
rule-scoffing are common, let us be Obedient. While others
grumble and grouch, let us be Cheerful. In an environment
blighted by waste and extravagance, let us be Thrifty. When
confronted with danger and temptation, let us be Brave. As we
see filth and pollution everywhere, let us be Clean. While
witnessing impiety, let us remember to be
In short, in a world that has for generation after
generation lamented the lack of good examples, let us, as Scouts,
stand out, grow up, and be real adults. Amen.
You Ask Me
You ask me what it's all about
turn a boy into a Scout?
To take some boy, so young and frail,
And start him up the Cub Scout Trail.
From Bobcat, to Wolf,
and on to Bear,
With all those awards and arrow points
Through to Webelos and then on to Scouts,
Guidance through his problems,
Fears and doubts.
through school and into life he'll trod.
With respect and love
for his fellow man and God.
To watch him grow so tall and
'Til one day a leader, he too, will be.
And then, he
too, just like you and me,
Will take another boy so small and
And will teach that boy, With pride and joy,
To grow in
love and kindness and to be a Scout.
Yes, Yes! That's what
tonight is all about!