prayers and graces

Prayers and Graces for Scouts

A Scout is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties. She respects the beliefs of others. Find prayers and graces for use in your program below.

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A Prayer for Scouts by Lord Baden-Powell

This prayer for Scouts is attributed to Lord Baden-Powell himself. I have some doubts about whether he actually wrote this entire prayer or not, since the Scout Law written by Baden-Powell is not exactly the same as the Scout Law used by the BSA.

Scout Law Prayer

A Scout is Reverent. This Scout Law prayer incorporates the twelve points of the Scout Law.

Peace Prayer

This is one of my favorite prayers. It reflects a message of peace. You can learn more about this prayer here.

Native American Prayer

Native American Prayer

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


philmont grace

Philmont Grace

This Philmont 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.

S bar F Scout Ranch Grace

This is the S bar F Ranch grace. I will mention that at one point we had an SPL who took issue with the words Great Spirit and replaced them with Lord. But our other Scouts had no problem with it, saying that Great Spirit was another name for the Creator.

Grace Songs

Johnny Appleseed Grace

Johnny Appleseed Song

Here is a favorite Cub Scout grace – the Johnny Appleseed Song. This is a non-denominational grace which would be appropriate at any meal. And Cub Scouts always seem to enjoy singing grace rather than saying it.

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.

Addams Family Grace

This is another favorite Cub Scout grace to sing. The tune is the theme of the Addams Family show. (Hence the name.)

God Is Great Grace (Rock Around the Clock)

Singing a grace is a nice way to remember that “A Scout Is Reverent” when you are out at camp this summer. At our local Cub Scout camp, packs take turns volunteering to lead grace in the dining hall.  Teaching them prayers as a song will help five or six of them get up and do it

Edelweiss Grace

A Scout is Reverent.  So don’t forget grace before meals. There are many grace songs which are appropriate for Scouts and they work well if not all of your group shares the same faith background. This grace is sung to the tune of  Edelweiss. If you don’t know it, you need to watch Sound of Music.

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