Wednesday, December 08, 2010

The Spirit Lives


The spirit lives, there is no doubt,
Within the heart of every Scout,
The hope lives on, the dreams survive,
The Scouting spirit is alive.
In England, many years ago,
There lived a man who sought to sow,
The seeds of brotherhood of man,
And there the spirit began.
The Scouting spirit spread about
To nations east, west, north and south,
And soon, on every land and shore,
Young men were taught the Scouting Law.
We camped and learned nature's ways,
We gloried in our youthful days,
We ventured where all others feared,
Because we knew we were prepared.
The world has changed as years went by,
Society's values went awry,
And many ask, "What is the worth
of Scouting on this wretched earth?"
But each new Scout who learns our law
Brings with him hope and so much, much more;
Each generation of Scouts gives
The proof that Scouting's spirit lives.
The treasured values of the past
Still guide Scouts of today; they last
in spite of changes that we see
Around us in society.
And, still adventures filled with fun
Await today's Scouts, every one;
In them that spirit, born of old
May yet transform this sorry world.
And so we say without a doubt,
that in the heart of every Scout
The hopes lives on, the dream survives
The Scouting Spirit is alive!
GK Sammy
former Scout of 31st Trinidad

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