A part of Scouting is Reverence for our God (whomever that may be personally).
A "Scouts Own" is an inspirational time, usually built around a central theme, such as friendship, world peace, save the earth, or appreciation of the world around us. Just about any topic consistent with the principles and program goals of Scouting is appropriate.
A "Scouts Own" can range from lively to somber. The intent is generally serious, however, and usually reflective.
For more notes about the Scout's Own, see the gold Boomerang Page or see NSW Scouts South Coast & Tablelands website
as there are many sample Scouts Own ideas available on their site.
As additional ideas and stories that can be used come my way, I wil also add them here for anyone to use.
Sometimes we wonder, 'What did I do to deserve this?' or 'Why did God have to do this to me?' Here is a wonderful explanation!
A daughter is telling her Mother how everything is going wrong, she's failing algebra, her boyfriend broke up with her and her best friend is moving away.
Meanwhile, her Mother is baking a cake and asks her daughter if she would like a snack, and the daughter says, 'Absolutely Mum, I love your cake.'
'Here, have some cooking oil,' her Mother offers.
'Yuck' says her daughter.
'How about a couple raw eggs?'
'Would you like some flour then? Or maybe baking soda?'
'Mum, those are all yucky!'
To which the mother replies: 'Yes , all those things seem bad all by themselves. But when they are put together in the right way, they make a wonderfully delicious cake! '
God works the same way. Many times we wonder why He would let us go through such bad and difficult times. But God knows that when He puts these things all in His order, they always work for good! We just have to trust Him and, eventually, they will all make something wonderful!
God is crazy about you. He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning. Whenever you want to talk, He'll listen. He can live anywhere in the universe, and He chose your heart.