The Scout Trail
This is the Trail that the Scout shall follow
Over the hill and down in the hollow,
The trail that leads you to find the beauty
In loyal service and simple duty;
The trail that takes you, through shade and sun,
To wildwoods' knowledge and outdoor fun,
By hidden covert and secret stream
Where feathers glimmer and bright scales gleam!
This is the trail that the Scout shall take
By cool green forest and sparkling lake,
A trail that calls with the voice of joy
To the heart and soul of a healthy boy.
A kindly trail through the mossy glade
Where wild things come to you, unafraid,
And a Scout grows capable, wise, and brown;
At Home wherever you see him down!
This is the trail that the Scout shall know
Where knightly qualities thrive and grow;
The trail of honor and truth and worth
And the strength that springs from the good brown earth;
The trail that Scouts, in their seeking, blaze
Through the toughest tangle, the deepest maze,
Till out of Boyhood the Scout comes straight
To Manhood's splendid and high estate!