Subscibe Our Newsletter

Move your mouse over me

Follow Us
advertise with us


As The Flames Point Upward

SETTING - This is perhaps the most compelling of the opening phrases. It calls for dignity and it sets the pattern. The camp fire is brought to the alert, the Scoutmaster walks in and stands a few yards behind the fire which must be lit and burning well, otherwise the words are a mockery. When the Scoutmaster comes to the words, "As the fire warms the circle so may the Scout ideal" . . . his hand should go out over the fire, making the Scout sign.

As the flames point upwards, so be our aims;

As the red logs glow, so be our sympathies,

As the gray ash fades, so be our errors,

As the fire warms the circle,

So may the Scout ideal warm the world.

It's not much use to grumble or complain

It's just as quick and easy to rejoice,

When God sorts out the weather and sends rain,

Then rain's our choice

Comes the last day of many days,

The last Camp Fire of all too few,

Last - but not lost. In the years ahead,

These times our memories shall renew.


Please Share!

Other Pages you May Like



Forgot Password     Signup


About | Sitemap | Advertise | Contact | Disclaimer | Privacy Statement

Helping Scout leaders one resource at a time...

Managed by SRsquare and Generously hosted by ServerWarp

Materials found on the InsaneScouter's Website © 1998 - 2019 may be reproduced and used by all Scouting volunteers for anything consistent with Scouting and Guiding Organizations. Unless otherwise noted on the page. If you believe we are republishing your copyrighted material without permission, please Contact Us including the link/url to have it removed or your copyright information added.

Please be advised that InsaneScouter is NOT affiliated with any Scouting or Guiding Organization.

All opinions expressed on these pages are those of the original authors. All holdings are subject to this Disclaimer.