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Cub Scout Prayers

Lord in this evening hour I pray

For strength to live my best each day;
Draw near to me, and I shall see
The kind of Cub you’d have me be.
In serving others may I see
That I am only serving Thee.
Fit me, O Lord, in Thy Great love,
That I may be a better Cub.
Help us, dear God, to love thee day by day
To do our duty to you and enjoy our play
To keep our cub scout promise the best that we can
And to do our best always to help our fellow man.
Amen

Dear Heavenly Father
Thank you for letting me be a Cub Scout.
Thank you for helping me to make new friends.
Thank you for my parents who help me.
Thank you for all the fun I have had.
And most of all,
Thank you for helping me when things were hard.
Amen.

The Cub Scout’s Thanksgiving
O, Heavenly Father, we ask for Your blessing
For loved ones and friends that are near.
We thank you for food and for love and for life
And the Spirit of Cub Scouting that’s here
We thank you for leaders who care about girls and boys,
Who give us their time–that’s better than toys!
We thank you for dads who help us learn right,
For mums who sew on our badges at night.
For all this, thank you dear Lord, up above,
For being in Scouting is something we love!
We thank you, God, for our pack;
and for all the children and families who are touched by Scouting.
Make us strong as we work together to help other people,
and as we do our duty to You and to our country.
Help us remember to live by the Cub Scout Law and Promise.

Dear God
Bless all the Scouts around the world.
Help us remember that we are working together to help make our world a better place.
Guide our words and our actions so that we set the kind of example You would want us to set.
Amen

Dear God
Give us thankful hearts and keep us from grumbling and having bad tempers in our homes.
Help us to get along with each other.
Keep us cheerful when things go wrong and our plans are upset.  And may we grow in love and understanding of one another.

Dear God
Whenever we say, “It’s not fair”,
We should remember those who have nothing to eat;
Whenever we say, “It’s not fair”,
We should remember those who sleep in the street;
Whenever we say, “It’s not fair”,
We should remember those in the middle of a war;
Whenever we say, “It’s not fair”,
We should remember those who are sick and poor.
Help us to remember how lucky we are
And not to say, “It’s not fair.”

 

No Difference
Big as a giant,
We’re all the same size
When we turn off the light
Rich as a sultan,
Poor as a mite,
We’re all worth the same,
When we turn off the tight.
Red, black or orange
Yellow or white,
We all look the same,
When we turn off the light.
So maybe the way
To make everything right
Is for god to just reach out
And turn off the light!
by Rulon B. Stanfield
And fail, and try again;
But it matters much if you try and fail,
And fail to try again
by David H. McKenzie

To see how they were made.
Most of it was twisted hemp
Yet some was cotton braid.
I thought aloud: “Rope size runs
To hawsers that hold battleships
of fifty thousand tons.”
Not made by a machine
Stronger than the best steel cable.
Yet so fine it can’t be seen.
That anybody buys
But the magic line of friendship
That holds two friendly guys.
But the best trick that I got
Was to take that line of friendship
And tie the proper knot.

Scout Prayers

Dear Lord
Bless all those everywhere who contribute to shape the hearts, minds and bodies of young people.
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.
When we find people in despair, let us be Friendly.
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.
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.

Do Something
by Baden Powell

Safe at Home
Tho’ stormy winds are whistling wild
And snow is falling fast,
They do not hurt my little child,
In warm and sheltered nest.
So do not fear, my baby dear,
But say your little prayers,
Thank God for all your pleasant things,
Because for you he cares.
And now I lay you down to sleep,
Until the break of day,
The night-light, close at hand, will keep,
A soft and steady ray.
In loneliness, in sickness, or in confusions – the knowledge of friendship makes it possible to endure, even if the friend is powerless to help. It is enough that they exist.
In loneliness, in sickness, or in confusions – the knowledge of friendship makes it possible to endure, even if the friend is powerless to help. It is enough that they exist.
Friendship is not diminished by distance or time, by imprisonment or war, by suffering or silence. It is in these things that friendship roots deeply, it is from these things that friendship flowers.

Infectious Smile
Smiling is infectious,
You catch it like the flu’,
When someone smiled at me today,
I started smiling too.
I passed around the corner
And someone saw my grin.
When he smiled I realised,
I’d passed it on to him.
Then realised its worth.
A single smile, just like mine,
Could travel round the Earth.
So, if you feel a smile begin,
Don’t leave it undetected.
Let’s start an epidemic quick
And get the World infected!