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(To be used occasionally for special meetings. A table is placed in the center of the meeting room between the flag of the United States and the troop flag. Upon this table are three lighted candles-one red, one white, one blue. Three Scouts are detailed to extinguish the candles. Partial darkness is suggested.)


SCOUT No. 1: As I put out this white candle, which represents purity, may we ever be mindful of this obligation, that a Scout is clean. He keeps clean in body and thought, stands for clean speech, clean sport, clean habits, and travels with a clean crowd.

SCOUT No. 2: As I put out this blue candle, which represents loyalty, may we ever be mindful of this obligation, that a Scout is loyal. He is loyal to all to whom loyalty is due-- his Scout leader, his home, his parents, and his country.

SCOUT No. 3: As I put out this red candle, which represents courage and sacrifice, may we ever be mindful of our obligation to remember the sacrifices that have been made for us by many others, that we may enjoy the lives of good citizens in the American way.

TROOP (in unison): So may it be!

(As the last candle is extinguished, full lights come on, and the bugler, if available, plays "Taps" off stage.) 

SCOUTMASTER: Troop, attention--troop, dismissed!






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