Scouting Program Archives: New Years Day

Fresh Start and New BeginningNew Year’s Day is all about endings and beginnings. Get a fresh start with these holiday ideas.

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Fresh Start and New BeginningFresh Start Scoutmaster (or Cubmaster) Minute  The New Year is traditionally a time for beginning again. The thoughts below can be used as a Scoutmaster or Cubmaster Minute to encourage Scouts to look forward to a fresh start rather than focusing on the past.


Auld Lang Syne  Auld Lang Syne is traditionally sung at the end of the old and the very beginning of the new year. "For auld lang syne", loosely translated, means "for old times sake". The song is used to mark endings and new beginnings. For that reason, in the Scouting movement it is sometimes used to close big events, such as jamborees.