Quoting Manda♥Bella:" as far as i'm aware they arent a religious organisation in america either, i have many friends with ... [snip!] ... have many friends with kids there who do scouts. Even if they are though, they shouldnt be forcing religion on kids like that"
Well, the scouts have their own prayer that's been around since Bayden Powell started the scouts in 1907 or something.
There are two prayers he has to memorize.
The first prayer isn't too bad, it's just:
I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to my God, and to Australia
To help other people and
To live by the scout law.
See that one isn't too bad.. but the other one:
A SCOUT PRAYER
Almighty and everlasting God,
By whose grace thy servants are enabled to fight
The good fight of faith and ever prove victorious;
We humbly beseech thee so to inspire us
That we may yield our hearts to thine obedience
And exercise our wills on thy behalf.
Help us to think wisely,
To speak rightly,
To resolve bravely,
To act kindly,
To live purely.
Bless us in body and soul
And make us a blessing to our comrades.
Whether at home or abroad
May we ever seek the extension of thy kingdom.
Let the assurance of thy presence
Save us from sinning,
Strengthen us in life and comfort us in death.
O Lord our God, accept this prayer
As you can see.. it's really over the top.