CLOSINGS - MORE PRAYERFUL THOUGHTS
father, Lord, God, Maker of all things,
children of our many faiths,
gathered here as Scouts,
you by many a name,
need remains the same.
Be with us
in all that we do.
hearts and minds to your will.
with your gentle hand that we
better live our Scout Promise and Law
that we are thankful for the gift of life,
opportunity to serve, and the wonders of your creation.
depart this our meeting place,
Help us to
know, to understand, and to do
to God and Country".
By Michael F. Bowman,
Reprinted by permission.
May I grow
in character and ability as I grow in size.
May I be
honest with myself and others in what I do and say.
always honor my parents, my elders and my leaders.
develop high moral principles and the courage to live by them.
strive for health in body, mind and spirit.
always respect the rights of others.
May I set
a good example so that others may enjoy and profit from my company.
May I give
honest effort to my work.
learn things that will help me make life better for
living thing in God's beautiful world.