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Scout Vespers Song

scout vespers song campfire – You all already know that the Scout Vespers song has come to be a powerful icon in Scouting. I have actually sung Scout Vespers when I was a scout as well as, probably, you have too.

Did you recognize though, Scout Vespers actually has 4 verses! After doing a bit of digging, I’ve lastly managed to describe every little thing you’ll ever need to know about this traditional Scouting song.

When I was a scout, at the end of every Court of Honor, we ‘d gather in a circle to sing the Scout Vespers. We just knew the very first knowledgeable, virtually every participant of my troop understood the value of the song’s message and also loved vocal singing the Vesper.

Since we allow ourselves to take it seriously, it was such an effective song to us.

Scout Vespers Song and Lyrics

Oh Christmas Tree
Softly falls the light of day,
As 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,
Everything to Be Prepared?”

Listen Lord, oh listen Lord,
As I whisper soft and low.
Bless my mom and bless my dad,
These are things that they should know.
I will keep my honor bright,
The Oath and Law will be my guide.
And Mom and Dad this you should know,
Deep in my heart I love you so.

Quietly we now will part,
Pledging ever in our heart,
To strive to do our best each day,
As we travel down life’s way.
Happiness we’ll try to give,
Trying a better life to live.
‘Til all the world be joined in love,
Living in peace under skies above.

There is also the 3rd verse, that is left out from the youtube version. It goes:

Quietly we join as one,
Thanking God for Scouting fun
May we now go on our way,
Thankful for another day.
May we always love and share,
Living in peace beyond compare.
As Scout may we find,
Friendships true with all mankind.

Beaver Scout Vespers

Softly falls the light of day
As our campfire fades away
Silently each Beaver asks
Have I done my daily task
Have I given the world my care
Remembering to smile and share
Beavers turn to God in prayer
Knowing He will always care.

Cub Scout Vespers

Softly falls the light of day,
As our campfire fades away.
Silently each Cub should ask,
Have I done my daily task?

And before I go to rest,
Can I say I’ve done my best.
Have I tried in every way
To keep the Wolf Cub Law today?

Have I kept my Cub Laws too
Taught to me by ol’ Baloo?
Always tried to do my best
God grant me a quiet rest.

Vespers, words, are typically comprehended as being a solemn prayer or religious solution in the late afternoon or early evening. Likewise, the Scout Vespers song stands for reverent gratitude of Scouting at a day’s end.

The origin of the Scout Vespers song is unknown. When or by whom the song was written by, no one appears to understand. The earliest online reference of this classic song is on Youtube as well as dated to be from 1996.

Funnily sufficient, the Youtube video from 1996 showed the same method of vocal singing Scout Vespers, as we made use of in 2014 at my own troop. Most likely to show, you do not alter what works!

Also Read: BSA Outdoor Code

How to Sing Scout Vespers in Your Own Troop

In your own troop, when singing Scout Vespers, try to develop a substantial experience. Stay solemn and also really feel the weight of the song. Often, when I was a scout, we hummed the melody of the song complying with the end of the verses, however on actually unique occasions, we sang to the tune of a soundtrack.

If you would like to sing Scout Vespers along with a soundtrack, right here is a video clip that only plays the melody to this song:

Scout Vespers has actually become a song carefully connected with the essence of Scouting. By taking a reverent technique when singing this song with your troop, you’ll have the ability to produce a unique experience. Even if you don’t see the worth in singing Scout Vespers right now, trust me – one day you likely will!

Now that you know every one of words to Scout Vespers, bring it to your very own troop if you do not already sing it throughout unique events! Directly, a few of my fondest memories in Scouting originated from sharing this beautiful song along with my fellow scouts.

Also Read: Cub Scout Games

I'm a Mechanical Engineer and lifelong Eagle Scout. My passion for scouting guides my writing, aiming to inspire fellow Scouts on their path. Thanks for reading, and best wishes on your journey to Eagle!