USSSP: A Scout's Duty to God and Country



Heavenly father, Lord, God, Maker of all things,

We your children of our many faiths,

Are gathered here as Scouts,

We know you by many a name,

But our need remains the same.

Hear this our prayer.

Be with us in all that we do.

Open our hearts and minds to your will.

Guide us with your gentle hand that we

Might better live our Scout Promise and Law

Knowing that we are thankful for the gift of life,

The opportunity to serve, and the wonders of your creation.

As we depart this our meeting place,

Help us to know, to understand, and to do

our "Duty 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.

May I always honor my parents, my elders and my leaders.

May I develop high moral principles and the courage to live by them.

May I strive for health in body, mind and spirit.

May I 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.

May I learn things that will help me make life better for

every living thing in God's beautiful world.



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