King Rex (Cubmaster): Cub Scouts, our Mardi Gras is over. We’ve had lots of fun tonight - and we’ll have lots more in the month’s ahead. We should not hide ourselves behind a mask or costume - we need to show our true self. And that true self is what is important to each of us.

Listen to these words:

I have to live with myself and so
I want myself to be fit to know.

I want to be able, as days go by,
Always to look myself in the eye.

I don’t want to stand with the setting sun
And hate myself for the things I’ve done.

I want to stand with my head erect,
I want to deserve all men’s respect.

In this world’s struggle for fame and wealth
I want to be able to like myself.

I don’t want to look at myself and know
That I’m bluster, bluff, and mainly show.

I can never hide myself from me;
I see what others may never see,

I know what others may never know,
I can never fool myself, and so,

What ever happens I want to be
Self-respecting and proud of me. 


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