The following was contributed by Ted Brown, former District Chairman
of Tioga District, Baden-Powell Council.
Ted indicated that he had gotten it from someone else and it had
originally come from a New York City committee on scouting and religion.
Setting:Twelve Scouts or Scouters in a line,
each with a white candle. A center candle (possibly a different color)
is used to ignite the first of the twelve. Each participant
in turn lights his candle from the one before him. Each recites
a point of the Scout Law while lighting his candle and then recites
or reads the short description. The closing statement can be given
by the last person, the leader, or all twelve in unison.
A Scout is TRUSTWORTHY
Please give us the guidance and insight to love and to trust one another
and help us be good Scouts and always worthy to "Do a Good Turn Daily."
A Scout is LOYAL
May we keep in mind our families, whose time we have often sacrificed
to help make a difference in our communities.
Plese support them in our absence.
A Scout is HELPFUL
Give us the strength to be helpful not only to those that we can
easily help, but also let us learn to reach out to others that are
forgotten and neglected.
A Scout is FRIENDLY
Let us be thankful for the friends we have, and let us be wise
enough to know when to lean on our friends when we need help.
A Scout is COURTEOUS
Please give us the patience and tolerance to work with others
and to respect their points of view.
A Scout is KIND
Let us strive each day to treat each other kindly.
Treat others as we would like to be treated.
A Scout is OBEDIENT
Please let us never forget the important lesson that to be a
great leader, one must be a great follower.
A Scout is CHEERFUL
Let us be cheerful for what you have given us and let us
appreciate each new day as a new opportunity to make a positive difference.
A Scout is THRIFTY
Help us learn to save so we can share with others.
Let us always be mindful of our environment and
treat your earth in the correct manner.
A Scout is BRAVE
Please give us the courage to speak up for what is just and proper
and the tenacity to make the world a better place in the midst of
trials and tribulations.
A Scout is CLEAN
Let us keep our minds and our bodies: physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.
A Scout is REVERENT
For we in Scouting believe that through the programs and volunteers
in the Boy Scouts of America we are doing your ministry.
May the Great Scoutmaster watch over us and protect us
until we meet again.
Thank you and have a safe trip home.