Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Re: opening ceremony
Re: opening ceremony
Dr. Mike Janning
Tue, 13 Oct 1998 17:01:14 EDT
Here is one I made up several years ago.
=93A Scouting Carol=94
With apologies to Charles Dickens
Reader: This is a special time of year for people all around the world. =
is a time of Joy and Light, of Hope and Peace, and of the comforts of Home=
Family, and Tradition. It is a time of Spirit in all things, and although
there are many different types of Spirit and Spirits among us, tonight we =
going to be visited by four of them.
Spirit of Christmas: =93I am the Spirit of Christmas=94 (Lights Advent can=
using appropriate prayer(s) and a brief statement as to what the candles a=
the holiday represent.)
Spirit of Chanukah: =93I am the Spirit of Chanukah=94 (Lights the Chanukah=
using the appropriate prayer(s) and a brief statement as to what the candl=
and the holiday represent.)
Spirit of Kwanzaa: =93I am the Spirit of Kwanzaa=94 (Lights the Kwanzaa ca=
and gives a brief statement as to what the candles and the holiday represe=
Spirit of Scouting: =93I am the Spirit of Scouting, and here I light the t=
candles which the twelve points of the Scout Law, and three candles which
represent the three points of the Scout Oath. I will also light one
additional candle of the purest white, which represents not only the Spiri=
Scouting, but also all the other Spirits of Goodness which exist througho=
this old world of ours no matter what they may be called.
Now, I call upon my Fellow Spirits, and all of you here in this room, to j=
with me in reciting the Scout Oath and the Scout Law.
All: (Oath and LAw)
Reader: Thank you all. Please be seated,.
All Spirits: =93Happy Holidays!=94