Langundowi Lodge #46 Rededication Ceremony

Allowat Sakima: (gives sign for silence) "My brothers, before we close this council that has brought us together, let us pause to reflect upon the noble purpose of our Order. Meteu, please remind us of our obligation as members of this brotherhood of cheerful service."

Meteu: "My brothers, it is well to pause and think deep thoughts upon the real purpose of our brotherhood. All of us have stood before the council fire in the presence of Allowat Sakima and our brothers in the Order of the Arrow. We have made the Scout sign and have repeated a solemn obligation. First we said, 'On my honor as a scout'. This is a serious and solemn statement. It means that we as Arrowmen must constantly strive to do our best to keep our word and uphold our honor. Nutiket, remind us of the first point of the Scout Law."

Nutiket: "A Scout is Trustworthy. A Scout's honor is to be trusted. If he were to violate his honor by telling a lie or by cheating or by not doing exactly a given task, when trusted on his honor, he may be directed to hand over his scout badge."

Meteu: "Second we said, 'I will always and faithfully observe and preserve the traditions of the Order of the Arrow, Wimachtendienk, Wingolauchisk, Witahemui.' The traditions of the Order are unfolded on the pages of our Order of the Arrow Handbook and are reinforced in our colorful and significant ceremonies. Our Order exists as part of the program of the Boy Scouts of America. All of us are first Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Explorers or Scouters; and second, members of the Order of the Arrow. Our constant aim is to strengthen Scouting, particularly scout camping. We were elected by our fellows not so much for what we have done, but for what we are expected to do."

Kichkinet: "A Scout is loyal. He is loyal to all whome loyalty is due, his Scout Leader, his home, his parents and country. May we always be loyal to our obligation in the Order of the Arrow."

Meteu: "Third, we have promised to regard the ties of brotherhood as lasting. This means, my brothers that you and I must continue to treat our fellow members in the Order as we wish to be treated ourselves and constantly strive toward the building of a brotherhood of man under the fatherhood of God. Nutiket, remind us of the fourth point of the Scout Law."

Nutiket: "A Scout is friendly. He is a friend to all and a brother to every other Scout. May we regard the ties of brotherhood as lasting."

Meteu: "Fourth my brothers, we have all agreed to preserve a cheerful spirit, even in the midst of irksome tasks and weighty responsibilities. Sometimes it is most difficult to smile and be cheerful in the face of trouble, but you and I have agreed to make the best of our opportunities. Kichkinet, remind us of the eighth point of the Scout Law."

Kichkinet: "A Scout is Cheerful. He smiles whenever he can. His obedience to orders is prompt and cheery. He never shirks nor grumbles at hardships. Cheerful service is the watchword of our Order."

Meteu: "Finally, we are obligated to endeavor, so far as in our power lies, to be unselfish in service and devotion to the welfare of others. The Scout Oath includes the words 'To help other people at all times'. Nutiket, remind us of the third point of the Scout Law."

Nutiket: "A Scout is helpful. He must be prepared at any time to save life, help injured persons and share the home duties. He must do at least one Good Turn to someone every day. The Scout Slogan, 'Do a Good Turn Daily' should always be in our minds as we go forward on the Scouting trail."

Allowat Sakima: "Let it be well remembered that the purpose and principles of the Order of the Arrow are not taken lightly. He who learns these lessons will find the secret of a truly happy life. He will also learn that these things of the spirit are the things that really count. Let us all stand shoulder to shoulder around our Countil Fire and rededicate ourselves to our Obligation."

(everyone gives the Scout Sign and recites the Obligation.)

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