Friday, December 2, 2016

Have I kept my honor bright?

I just attended the Atlanta Area Council's Golden Eagle Luncheon, a key event in the annual fund raising for scouts. We raised $1.75 million towards the good works of Boy Scouts of America. The key note speaker was CEO of Exxon Mobil, Rex Tillerson, himself an Eagle Scout. An excellent speech ending with a reminder of the Scout Vesper (sung to O Tannenbaum).
Softly falls the light of day,
While our campfire fades away.
Silently each scout should ask:
"Have I done my daily task?
Have I kept my honor bright?
Can I guiltless sleep tonight?
Have I done and have I dared
In everything to be prepared.?"

Listen Lord, oh listen Lord,
As I whisper soft and low,
Bless my Mom and bless my Dad,
There is something they should know.
I have kept my honor bright.
The Oath and Law has been my guide.
Mom and Dad, this you should know,
Deep in my heart I love you so.

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