Personnel: Leader in uniform, song leader, Pack
Equipment: U.S. Flag, a copy of the Outdoor code and the song, "God Bless America", for everyone to read and sing from.
Setting: The leader emphasizes the importance of the right attitude toward the natural resources of our country. The leader then uses the Outdoor Code as a responsive reading, with the Pack giving the response. At the end all sing,
"God Bless America" as the flag is held aloft, or lowered slowly.
Leader: As an American, I will do my best to be clean in my outdoor manners -
Pack: I will treat the outdoors as a heritage to be improved for our greater enjoyment. I will keep my trash and garbage out of America's waters, fields, woods, and roadways.
Leader: Be careful with fire --
Pack: I will prevent wildfires. I will build my fires in a safe place, and be sure it is out before I leave.
Leader: Be considerate in the outdoors --
Pack: I will treat public and private property with respect. I will remember that use of the outdoors is a privilege I can lose by abuse.
Leader: Be conservation minded --
Pack: I will learn how to use good conservation of soil, waters, forests, minerals, grasslands, and wild life; and I will urge others to do the same. I will use sportsmanlike methods in all my outdoor activities.
Song Leader: Let us close by singing " God Bless America ". (as everyone sings the flag is held up in front of the audience, or if the flag is being flown from a flag pole about half way through the song the flag is slowly lowered and scouts dismissed.)