When it's dark out the slivers of light are beautiful.
Den meeting : Gratitude themed "Duty to God" Tell story, when I was in GS we didn't say prayers like we do at cubs, but we would still show and feel grateful, at camp we would sing a grace song when we were about to eat. That way girls of different religions or no religion could do something together to say thanks before we ate food. Thank you God for this food, thank you other campers and leaders for cooking it, thank you we're not hiking anymore and finally able to sit down and eat, thanks that's there's something I at least like a little, thank you for dessert. Then we learn a little grace song and sing it. Instead of food or bread after we get it down we riff a little silly saying broccoli or cake in my case salmon.
We talk secular and sacred special places and how they are both important and we can reverence both. Churches and memorials and monuments can all be places of reverence. Where someone did a brave thing to help others or somewhere else where we go to pray. I tell how Jesus said when you do something for someone that needs your help, if they are hungry, don't have enough to wear, or are in trouble in some way in a bad situation, or need someone to stand up for them and help them Jesus says that's a way to show reverence and gratitude and love to God, "and then the King shall answer when he have done it unto the least of these, you've done it to me."
We start to go around the table and talk about what we're grateful for. I say my body and that I'm feeling better because I've been sick, other leader says the mountains because being in the mountains makes her so happy. Visiting cub raises his hand "When it's my turn can I say what super hero I'm grateful for?" Me "yep" His turn, little white boy from my very white conservative neighborhood, "I'm grateful for Black Panther, that's my very favorite superhero he's just the best." White kids having black superheros, can we just let the little kids be in charge. Next kid, "My favorite is Batman because he doesn't actually have superpowers but helps people using tools and his brains, like me, I like Lego Batman version he is hilarious, that's also like me." seriously the 8-9 year olds need to rule the world. dresses to wear to a wedding