By the spirits of the just
made perfect in their suffering,
teach us in our turn, O Lord,
to serve Thee as we ought;
to give and not to count the cost;
to fight; and not to heed the wounds;
to toil and not to seek to rest;
to labour; and not to seek any reward
save that of knowing that we do Thy Will.

The prayer of the Rover Scout Section, generally recited at every important Rover Event such as Inductions, Investitures, and Bootings.

It reflects the Social Service nature of the Rover's, as well as their theme of Medieval Knights. I personally find it gloomy and mildly depressing, as do a number of other scouters, however it is part of the scouting tradition, and as such is rather difficult to avoid.

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