PRAYERS AND POEMS FOR SCOUTS
Well, what are you going to be my
When you have reached manhood's years;
a lawyer, or actor great,
Moving throngs to laughter and
But he shook his head, as he gave his reply,
a serious way he had;
I don't think I'd care to be any of
I want to be like my
He wants to be like his dad! You men,
you ever think, as you pause,
That the boy who watches
your every move
Is building a set of laws:
molding a life you're the model for,
And whether it's
good or bad,
Depends on the kind of examples set
the boy who'd be like his dad.
Would you have him go everywhere you
Have him do just the things you do?
everything that your eyes behold,
And woo all the gods
When you see the devotion that shines in the
Of your lovable little lad,
Could you rest
content if he gets his wish
And grows up to be like his
It's a job that none but yourself can
It's a charge you must answer for;
It's a duty
to show him the road to tread
Ere he reaches manhood's
It's a debt you owe for the greatest joy
old earth to be had;
This pleasure of having a boy to
Who wants to be like his
Meditation: When Night
Western Los Angeles County Council
"How can we determine the hour of dawn - when
the night ends and the day begins? The rabbi asked of his
"When, from a distance, you can distinguish
between a dog and a sheep?" one of his students suggested.
"No", the rabbi answered. "Is it when you can
distinguish between a fig tree and a grapevine?" another
student asked. "No" he replied.
"Please tell us the answer, then" said the
students. "It is when you can look into the face of a human
being and have enough light to recognize in him your brother,"
the wise teacher replied. "Until then it is night, and the
darkness is still with us."
Prayers for Den or Pack
Dear God, Bless all the Scouts around the
world. Help us remember that we are working together to help make
our world a better place. Guide our words and our actions so that we
set the kind of example You would want us to set. Amen
Dear God, Give us thankful hearts and keep us
from grumbling and having bad tempers in our homes. Help us to get
along with each other. Keep us cheerful when things go wrong and our
plans are upset. And may we grow in love and understanding of one
The Boy Scout's Mother
Greater St. Louis Area Council
"Where has my little baby
The Cub Scout's Mother asked,
went by here awhile ago.
Did you not see him
He'd gone to be a Tiger Cub
a Wolf was he.
He learned to carve the pinewood
And sing songs with glee.
And after that he was a Bear,
then a Webelos Scout.
He learned the Boy Scout Oath
And fun in full amount.
Crossed over to
be a Boy Scout,
And shown what kindness meant.
best is what he'd have to be
"Where has my baby boy gone?"
Boy Scout's Mother asked,
"He went by here
Did you not see him pass?"
hike the trails and pitch a tent,
To swim the lakes
To kindle a fire under the
These were his every day
Down the long trails to Eagle,
smilingly went his way.
The many adventures that he
Shaped the man we see today.
Learned to be a citizen,
hand to lend.
He learned what cheerful service
And how to be a friend.
"Where has my baby boy
The Boy Scout's Mother asked,
went to be a Boy Scout,
And he grew to be a
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