Cynthia D King (cdk7552@JUNO.COM)
Fri, 25 Apr 1997 16:49:54 EDT
A Scouter's Prayer
Build me a Scout, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is
and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid; one who will be proud
and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory...
Build me a Scout whose wishes will not take the place of deeds; a
who himself is the foundation stone of knowledge...
Lead him, I pray, not in the path of ease and comfort, but under the
stress and spur of difficulties and challenge. Here let him learn to
up in the
storm; here let him learn compassion for those who fail...
Build me a Scout whose heart will be clear, whose goals will be high.
Scout who will master himself before he seeks to master others, one who
march into the future, yet never forget the past...
And after all these things are his, add, I pray, enough of a sense of
humor so that he may always be serious, yet never take himself too
seriously. Give him humility, so that he may always remember the
of true wisdom, and the meekness of true strength...
Then I, a Scouter who knew him, will dare to whisper: "I have not
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City