Boy Scout Before Meal Graces
Reverence and 'Duty to God' are ideals in Scouting that can easily be overlooked in the emphasis on advancement and skills. A simple way to keep ourselves mindful of being reverent is to say a before meal grace when camping. Graces don't have to be solemn, somber prayers - there are a lot that are fun and funny which makes them more memorable. Give your scouts a chance to grow in spirituality by promoting the reverence aspect of scouting by adding a blessing before each meal.Graces for: Tigers Wolf Scouts Bear Scouts Webelos Boy Scouts
Oct 18, 2012 - Garland Walker
The origin of The Worth Ranch Grace was corroborated by Minor S. Huffman, Sr., the first General Manager of Philmont Scout Ranch in his book High Adventure Among the Magic Mountains: Philmont, the First 50 Years. In that book, Huffman wrote, "Worth Ranch was definitely the earliest camp to use the Grace." Huffman recalls hearing The Worth Ranch Grace on a visit to Worth Ranch in 1930 with Dr. James E. West.
As a Worth Ranch staffer it has always been a source of great pride that our grace has spread all over the Scouting world - as well as irritation that it rarely receives the credit and citation it deserves.
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