Friday, July 09, 2010


From its beginnings in the writings of Lord Baden-Powell, Scouting has emphasized the youth's "duty to God." Recent legal disputes over whether atheists or agnostics can be Eagle Scouts or Scout leaders, cloud the fact that Scouting does not attempt to define the notion of a Higher Power for anybody. The generic nature of religious devotion under Scout auspices include the "Scout's Own" service on a Sunday morning, as well as the prayer before meals known as the “Philmont Grace” or "Wilderness Grace."

For food,
for raiment,
for life,
for opportunity,
For friendship and fellowship,
We thank thee, O Lord.

Let's eat.

1 comment:

Left-Footer said...

And who could quarrel with such a decent simple grace?

Dogmatic atheists, perhaps, or people who think the word "Lord" sexist, male-supremacist, or elitist? A grim bunch.