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You’ve Got To Get It Over

You’ve probably seen a baseball pitcher who can throw a ball through a brick wall, but he can’t throw strikes. In baseball, if you don’t have control, you don’t win. That’s true for all of us, not just pitchers. Self-control … Continue reading

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A Den Leader’s Discovery

I was sure they wouldn’t ask me; I knew I couldn’t serve. I didn’t know the books or boys; I didn’t have the nerve. Then my 9 year old said, “Mama, Won’t you take my den this year? They can’t … Continue reading

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I May Never See Tomorrow

I may never see tomorrow There’s no written guarantee And things that happened yesterday Belong to history. I cannot predict the future I cannot change the past I have just the present moment I must treat it as my last. … Continue reading

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Volunteers, God Bless Them

Many will be shocked to find When the day of judgment near That there’s a special place in heaven Set aside for volunteers. Furnished with big recliners, Satin couches and footstools, Where there’s no committee chairman, No group leaders or … Continue reading

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A Poem for Closing

Let’s be quiet as we go In earnest thought of what we owe To those who all about us make The Scouting movement, let us take. With gratitude what they bestow, And for the men who long ago Started this … Continue reading

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Walk Through The Woods

When you walk through the woods, I want you to see, The floating gold of a bumblebee Rivers of sunlight, pools of shade Toadstools sleeping in a mossy jade. A cobweb net with a catch of dew. Treetop cones against … Continue reading

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What Do We Get?

What to we plant when we plant a tree? We plant a ship, which will cross the sea. We plant the mast to carry the sail. We plant the planks to withstand the gale, The keeps, the keelson, the beam, … Continue reading

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The Bridge Builder

An old man, going a lone highway, Came, at the evening, cold and gray, To a chasm, vast, and deep, and wide, Through which was flowing a sullen tide. The old man crossed in the twilight dim; The sullen stream … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Brand New Scout

The Scout Law is a lengthy one-sometimes it’s hard to keep, But if you take it step by step-the climb won’t seem so steep! Trustworthiness comes first of all-that’s always good to know, And loyalty comes next in line-be proud-and … Continue reading

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Evening Prayer

Tune: Maryland, My Maryland Words: Lord in this evening hour I pray For strength to live my best each day; Draw near to me, and I shall see The kind of Cub you’d have me be. In serving others may … Continue reading

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