(Last night, as Cub Scout Chaplin, I was asked to say a prayer after opening remarks from the Cub Master. Here is an excerpt.)
A Prayer for Blue and Gold:
Welcome… Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts…
Today is a great milestone in the lives of these scouts and their families. And even for Pack 114 as it continues to grow… and continues to help these boys become honorable young men and as it continues to guide and teach….
…each Scout to strive, to serve, and not to yield…
…and as it equips these boys with a love: of the outdoors, of service to others, and to growing and working together as a team for the greater good of our community.
May these boys learn to live and act so that if anyone ever said anything bad about them, no one would believe it.
As we prepare them, let us now prepare ourselves to receive the gifts before us…
On February 8, 2010, the Boy Scouts of America celebrated 100 years of cheerful service to America’s youth. Since the Boy Scouts of America’s inception in 1910, members have learned to live by the principles of the Scout Oath and Law through community services and “helping other people at all times.” What began with a single act of service on a foggy London night quickly evolved into daily “Good Turns.” These have included selling war bonds, collecting food for needy families, and growing victory gardens during World War II.
My son and I are camping with our Cub Scout Pack. Thank God for that foggy London night, 100 years ago.