New South Wales Prayer
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Wed, 1 Nov 1995 02:04:52 -0500
Last Saturday night as the white candle burned low in memory of Jeff
Clark, I ran across this prayer and though it should be shared. It was
posted to the list several months ago and so my thanks to our fellow
Scouts and Guides in Australia for sharing it:
A SCOUT'S PRAYER
We have hiked along life's pathway,
Our packs upon our backs,
We have pitched our tents and rested
Here and there along the tracks.
We have used our compass wisely
To guide us on our way
And hope to reach the campsite
Of our Great Chief Scout some day.
We have tried to be trustworthy -
Kept our honor high and clean,
We have been as loyal as any
To our Country and our Queen.
We have done our best at all times -
Kept our Promise - been prepared,
And hope our good deeds please Him
When at last our souls are bared.
We have lightened others' burdens,
With our smiles along the way,
We have kept our hand in God's hand,
Walked beside Him day by day.
And when our span of life runs out,
We'll make this gentle plea -
May we sit around His Campfire
At the Final Jamboree.
>From Scouting in New South Wales
Speaking only for myself in the Scouting Spirit, Michael F. Bowman
DDC-Training, GW Dist. Nat Capital Area Council mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG
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