A Scout is Reverent. This Scout Law prayer incorporates the twelve points of the Scout Law.
Prayers and Graces
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 grace as a song will help five or six of them get up and do it together.
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.
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.
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.
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.