USSSP: A Scout's Duty to God and Country - Boy Scout Law Prayers



Oh God, we pray that You will make us Trustworthy, for there are those

who have placed their trust in us.

Make us Loyal, for through loyalty we reach our highest ideals.

Let us be Helpful and Friendly, for each of us needs help and friendship throughout life.

Train us in Courtesy - for courtesy is the carpet on life's floor.

Make us Kind - for the world is full of your creations and

every living thing deserves our respect.

Remind us that success comes to those who first learn to Obey.

Make us cheerful, for Cheerfulness makes our journey through life a pleasant experience.

Train us to be Thrifty in our wants and generous in our charity.

Give us courage that we might bravely face life's challenges.

Help us to be Clean in thought, word, and dead.

Make us Reverent to You and respectful of the beliefs of all people.

Guide us in all these things and never let us forget the promise

to which all Scouts are pledged.



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.

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 and irreligion, let us remember to be Reverent.

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

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