includes a number of narratives and responsive readings.
The true servants of the
Gracious GOD are the following:
Those who walk upon earth with humility and when they are tempted by the
evil ones, they respond: Peace;
Those who pass the hours of the night in prayers and standing before the
Those who pray: Lord turn away from us the punishments of hell, for it
is a heavy torment, it is indeed an evil dwelling place;
Those who are neither extravagant nor stingy in spending, but keep a balance
between the two;
Those who repent and believe and do good deeds.
--From the Koran, Al-Furquan, Part 19, Chapter 25
Leader: Our honor is
a quality we possess because of our dignity as human beings and children
of GOD. Our 'best' means to give all we have. It means to keep striving
to do what we know is right, and in the Oath it means we will try to
be good Scouts by fulfilling our Scout duties as expressed in the Scout
Congregation: ON MY HONOR
I WILL DO MY BEST.
Leader: Our duty to GOD
and country means chiefly two things: obedience and loyalty. The duties
we owe to the House of GOD, to our country, to parents, to one another,
and to ourselves come from some command of GOD. the Scout Law sums up
all the qualities a Scout should have and without which he can not be
a good Scout.
Congregation: TO DO MY
DUTY TO GOD AND MY COUNTRY AND TO
OBEY THE SCOUT LAW.
Leader: Our Lord told
us that love of our neighbor was like the first law of love of GOD.
The first children of GOD were known by the love they had for one another.
Real human charity or love prompts us to want to help others at all
times. Our Scout training will give us skills and knowledge that will
put us in a better position to do this.
Congregation: TO HELP
OTHER PEOPLE AT ALL TIMES.
Leader: Scouting offers
us many opportunities to grow strong physically. To be alert and ready
requires us to give special care to those gifts of soul - intellect
and will - that make us unto GOD. 'Morally straight' means we must try
to know what is right and true, and to love what is good and choose
Congregation: TO KEEP
MYSELF PHYSICALLY STRONG, MENTALLY AWAKE, AND MORALLY STRAIGHT.
Leader: "The person who
is dishonest shall not live in My house; the person who is untruthful
shall not stand before My eyes."
People: A SCOUT IS TRUSTWORTHY
Leader: And Ruth said:
"Do not beg me to leave you or to return from following after you, for
where you go I will go; and where you stay, I will stay."
Ruth 1: 16
People: A SCOUT IS LOYAL,
Leader: "You shall love
your neighbor as yourself"
People: A SCOUT IS HELPFUL
Leader: "Can two walk
together unless they agree?"
People: A SCOUT IS FRIENDLY
Leader: "Honor your Father
and your Mother."
People: A SCOUT IS COURTEOUS
Leader: "Withhold not
good from the person to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your
hand to do it"
People: A SCOUT IS KIND
Leader: "Apply your heart
to instruction, and your ears to the words of knowledge."
People: A SCOUT IS OBEDIENT
Leader: "A glad heart
is good medicine."
People: A SCOUT IS CHEERFUL
Leader: "Precious treasure
remains in a wise person's dwelling, but a foolish person uses it up."
People: A SCOUT IS THRIFTY
Leader: "Be strong and
of good courage."
First Chronicles 28:20
People: A SCOUT IS BRAVE
Leader: "Who shall ascend
the mountain of the Lord? And who shall stand in His holy place? 'Me
person who has clean hands and a pure heart.
People: A SCOUT IS CLEAN
Leader: "It has been
told to you what is good, and what the Lord requires of you; Only to
do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God."
People: A SCOUT IS REVERENT
Reading based on the Twelve Points of the [Boy] Scout Law
A Scout is Trustworthy
No one who practices deceit shall remain in my house;
no one who utters lies shall continue in my presence.
A Scout is Loyal
It is a loyal thing you do when you render any service
to the friends, even though they are strangers to you.
3 John 1:5
A Scout is Helpful
In all this I have given you an example that by such work
we must help the weak, remembering the words of the Lord
Jesus, for he himself said, 'It is more blessed to give
than to receive.'
A Scout is Friendly
Some friends play at friendship, but a true friend sticks
close than one's nearest kin.
A Scout is Courteous
Remind them to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling,
to be gentle, and to show courtesy to everyone.
A Scout is Kind
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another,
as God in Christ has forgiven you.
A Scout is Obedient
So, Jesus went back with them to Nazareth, where he was obedient
to them. His mother treasured all these things in her heart.
A Scout is Cheerful
In the world you have tribulation; but be of good cheer,
I have overcome the world.
A Scout is Thrifty
Precious treasure remains in the house of the wise,
but the fool devours it.
A Scout is Brave
Be strong and of good courage.
1 Chronicles 28:20
A Scout is Clean
Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in
his holy place? Those who have clean hands and pure hearts.
A Scout is Reverent
Leader: A true and worthy
person recognizes his obligations and does them without being watched
And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice,
and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.
--Thanks to Alan Houser, firstname.lastname@example.org
People: A SCOUT IS TRUSTWORTHY.
Leader: We owe much to
many - to home, school, community, nation, and to God.
People: A SCOUT IS LOYAL.
Leader: The good Samaritan
showed the spirit of doing a Good Turn.
People: A SCOUT IS HELPFUL.
Leader: Courtesy is the
mark of all faiths. It is shown in thoughtful acts and kindly respect
People: A SCOUT IS COURTEOUS.
Leader: Kindliness is
the way people show respect for others.
People: A SCOUT IS KIND.
Leader: Life is filled
with things that we must do whether we like them or not. One of the
marks of growing up is our readiness to accept responsibilities willingly.
People: A SCOUT IS OBEDIENT.
Leader: Our moods make
our days. If we are grouchy, our day is gloomy. If we are happy, our
day is always happier.
People: A SCOUT IS CHEERFUL.
Leader: The world offers
many gifts. a wise person uses them with care.
People: A SCOUT IS THRIFTY.
Leader: To each of us
comes danger, difficult tasks, and temptations. In choice of courage
or cowardice, may we be brave.
People: A SCOUT IS BRAVE.
Leader: Cleanliness is
next to Godliness. To have a clean body, a clean mind, and a clean record
is a rewarding achievement.
People: A SCOUT IS CLEAN.
Leader: Character is
determined by the things we worship. If we respect ourselves and our
brothers and sisters, and see them as gifts of the goodness of God,
we live on a high plane.
People: A SCOUT IS REVERENT.
All: GIVE US CLEAN HANDS,
CLEAN WORDS, AND CLEAN THOUGHTS, O GOD. TEACH US TO WORK HARD AND PLAY
FAIRLY. FORGIVE US WHEN WE ARE UNKIND AND HELP US TO HELP OTHERS. SEND
US STRENGTH TO DO A GOOD TURN EACH DAY AND SO LIVE AFTER THY WILL.
Reading Based on the Girl Scout Law
I will do my best...
To be honest
You shall not
bear false witness against your neighbor.
To be fair
Do to others as
you would have them do to you.
To help where I am needed
Let your light
shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory
To be cheerful
Make a joyful
noise to the Lord, all the earth. Worship
To be friendly and considerate
the Lord with gladness.
How very good
and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity!
To be a sister to every Girl
Then the prophet
Miriam took a tambourine in her hand; and all the women went out after
her with tambourines and with dancing.
To respect authority
Listen to advice
and accept instruction that you may gain wisdom for the future.
To use resources wisely
remains in the house of the wise.
To protect and improve the
world around me
The earth is the
Lord's and all that is in it.
To show respect for myself
and others through my words and actions.
You shall love
your neighbor as yourself.
--Thanks to Alan Houser