Re: Duty to God
Patrick LAM (plam@CS.MCGILL.CA)
Mon, 6 Oct 1997 18:14:36 -0400
On Mon, 6 Oct 1997, MR JOHN A SEVERINO wrote:
> MS. Kerr,
> Scouts believe in God.
> It's in the Scout Law.
> I'll let my more verbose brothers comment on this one.
`The' Scout Law varies from country to country.
For instance, the Canadian Scout Law reads as follows:
A Scout is helpful and trustworthy, kind and cheerful, considerate and
clean, and wise in the use of all resources.
The Canadian Scouter's promise:
On my honour, I promise that I will do my best,
To do my duty to God and the Queen,
To help other people at all times,
And to carry out the spirit of the Scout Law.
The Australian Scout law is:
A Scout is trustworthy
A Scout is loyal
A Scout is helpful
A Scout is friendly
A Scout is cheerful
A Scout is considerate
A Scout is thrifty
A Scout is courageous
A Scout is respectful
A Scout cares for the environment
Their promise is:
On my honour
I promise that I will do my best --
To do my duty to my God, and
To the Queen of Australia,
To help other people, and
To live by the Scout Law.
So in Australia, what Edith said was correct. I don't see the word
'reverent' in the Australian Scout promise, and you don't have to believe
in my God, you have to believe in yours.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City