OPENING CEREMONY |
I can -- stand tall, in my heritage and
believe fully in America!
I can -- strive for the highest
pinnacle, or any other spot I so choose, it is my decision, to be
freely arrived at.
I can -- worship at the church of my
choice, read whatever books, articles, or newspapers I choose,
select my own home, friends, job and associates!
I can --
sleep peacefully, free from the fear of midnight persecution, secure
in the protection of my rights!
I can -- fail as well as
succeed, this is true freedom!
I can -- shape my own
destiny, have my visions realized, achieve anything I really believe
I can -- fail and still be counted a man, gain
strength and experience through mistakes, lose it all, and start
over again as many times as my spirit is willing, until my dreams
I can -- grow as large as my dominant
aspirations, be as big as I am willing to pay the price to
I can -- own my own home, start a business, invest
in my future, climb to the stars by constructing my own
I can -- compete and receive in direct
proportion to my efforts, thank others for assistance in my success,
but look only to myself for my failures!
I can -- raise my
family in freedom, and freely change homes, jobs, friends, tastes,
location, vocation, and avocation, but, most importantly, I can
I can -- because I am an
America Is A Beautiful
Sauk Trail Council
Each boy holds a card with a letter of
"America" on it. Flip card over and draw a picture with
the same letter illustrating the descriptions below.
What do you see when you look at the word AMERICA?
What mental picture do the seven letters create in your
The "Capital A" suggest our magnificent
snow-covered mountain peaks, and the wigwams of the original
The "m" symbolizes the broad shoulders of
our pioneers; shoulders-to-the-wheel pushing our frontiers westward;
broad shoulders swinging axes, building a nation.
"e" might be the lariats of the cowboys riding the plains,
lariats of Kit Carson or Buffalo Bill.
The "r" is a man
with outstretched arms in friendship and cooperation toward all who
love freedom, justice and peace.
The "i" represents the
individual American with his right to life, liberty, and the pursuit
The "c" is a bent boy from which an arrow
has just sped toward the heart of mankind's greatest ideals.
final "a" is a man of his knees in prayer, symbolizing a
nation which recognizes its Creator and gives thanks for His
Yes, America is a beautiful word!
Greater St. Louis
Our country's flag is made up of thousands of
individual threads and stitches. None of them separately is anything
more than a thread or stitch, but put them together and they make a
flag. Each tiny thread joins all the others to do its job. Our
country itself is made up of millions of individual persons, like
you and me. Separately we may not accomplish much, but if we join
together, work together and stick together, we can move the world.
Please join me as we say the Pledge of Allegiance to our country's
Flag and Candle
York Adams Council
1 small American flag
1 white candle
1 red candle
Practically from the beginning of time, man has used symbols to
express hope, ideals, and love of his own nation. Our flag
represents the ideals and science, commerce and agriculture. It
symbolizes the sacrifices made by men and women for the future of
America. It stands for your home and everything and everyone you
"I light the red candle which is the symbol of
the red in our flag, and stands for hardiness and valor and
symbolizes the lifeblood of brave men and women."
2nd person: "I light the white, which is
the symbol of
purity and innocence and symbolizes the white of
3rd person: "I light the blue
candle which is the
symbol of perseverance and justice, and
the eternal blue of the heavens."
person: "The stars in our flag represents states.
indicate that the heights of achievement for our
limitless as the heavens above us.'
you join us in the Pledge of Allegiance?"
No matter in what part of the UNITED STATES
HOME state may be, There's one thing everyone says you see,
And everybody I'm sure will remember that. HOME is where you hang