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6. Games
7. Patrol Meetings
8. Progress Report
9. Team Game
10. Patrol Competition
11 Course Till Now
12 Troop in Council
13. Patrol Competition (2)
14. Observation, Deduction
15. Court of Honor (2)
16. Second Troop Meeting
17 Patrols in Council
18 Campfire
19 Court of Honor (3)
20 Early Services
21 Scouts' Own
22. Scout Law & Promise
23. Patrol Meeting Games
24 Patrol Expeditions
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26. Point to Point
27. Final Talk

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Again this must be a voluntary activity, and on

mixed " Courses in particular no kind of pressure should be applied, other than the expectation that all who are allowed to attend (including Rovers and Scouters on the Service Patrol) will do so.

The actual physical preparation for the service will have been discussed by the Court of Honor at its previous meeting and will be in the hands of the Duty Patrol or of the C.0 * H. itself. No elaborate arrangements are necessary or even desirable, but the boys should be made to realize that this is an important activity in Scouting and not one to be approached in any casual spirit. To leave them with the impression that " anything will do " would be a step backward.

Boys who are to participate in the conduct of the service will have been briefed by their Patrol Leaders, after the Court of Honor (for instance the boys who are to read the Lesson, the Law and Prayers will have been given an opportunity to study them beforehand). Hymns, if any, should be carefully chosen with due regard for the known quality of the singing on the Course. Long hymns and dreary tunes should be avoided.

A suggested form of service for a Course of three or four Patrols would be :

Opening sentences (read by the Scouter in charge).

Hymn : " Praise, my Soul, the King of Heaven."

The Scout Law (read by the youngest member of the Course).

Prayers (read by a Patrol Leader).

The Lesson (read by the Duty Patrol Leader).

Brief Yarn The Law and Promise " (see para.


Hymn: " Rise up, 0 men of God."

Closing Prayers (read by the Scouter in charge).

Recommended Books

" Scouts' Owns " by Pat Leonard.

" God and the Open Scout Group " by John Thurman.

" Scouting, Religion and the Churches."

" The Scout Hymn Book."

" Prayers for Use in the Brotherhood of Scouts."







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1 Course Routine ] 2. First Troop Meeting ] 3. Court of Honor (1) ] 4. Limbering Up Exercises ] 5. Inspection, Flagbreak ] 6. Games ] 7. Patrol Meetings ] 8. Progress Report ] 9. Team Game ] 10. Patrol Competition ] 11 Course Till Now ] 12 Troop in Council ] 13. Patrol Competition (2) ] 14. Observation, Deduction ] 15. Court of Honor (2) ] 16. Second Troop Meeting ] 17 Patrols in Council ] 18 Campfire ] 19 Court of Honor (3) ] 20 Early Services ] [ 21 Scouts' Own ] 22. Scout Law & Promise ] 23. Patrol Meeting Games ] 24 Patrol Expeditions ] 25. Patrol Leader Reports ] 26. Point to Point ] 27. Final Talk ]

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