Prayers and Graces

Prayers and Graces

A Scout is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties. He respects the beliefs of others.

Find prayers and graces for use in your program below.

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Today we honor those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. This poem by American author Francis Marion Crawford would make an excellent reading for any Memorial Day ceremony.

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Silent Prayer

Auld Lang Syne Grace

Here’s a grace which is sung to the tune of Auld Lang Syne. This makes a really wonderful Thanksgiving grace. Or it would be a good addition to a Scout’s Own prayer service.

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Praying hands

Native American Prayer

Native American lore is an important part of the Boy Scout and Cub Scout programs. This prayer is attributed to Chief Sealth (for whom Seattle is named).

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Praying hands

A Scout’s Prayer by Lord Baden-Powell

This prayer is attributed to Lord Baden-Powell himself. B-P clearly believed that faith was an important component of his Scouting program. So while Scouting is not specific to any particular faith, there is a spiritual aspect to it. This prayer, based on the Scout Law, would be appropriate for most groups of Scouts.

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Philmont

Philmont Grace

This grace is also known as the Wilderness Grace or the Worth Ranch Grace. It is attributed to Jerry Fulkerson from the Worth Ranch Scout Camp in Texas.

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