Does anyone else here do cub scouts? We just started a couple of weeks ago and from a Christian perspective I thought the organization was all right, for example the cub scout oath:
"On, my honor, I promise to do my best to do my duty for God and my country, to help other people and to obey the law of the pack"
but then last week I noticed when the boys were finished with their meeting they stood in a circle (like we sometimes do at church) and recited something to the effect of"
"May the spirit of scouting and the light of Akela, be with you and me, until our paths meet again"
which doesn't quite sit right with me. What is this "spirit of scouting" - I'm not sure if it's meant as an entity or more like in the "spirit of the holidays" and who is Akela? This sounds an awful lot like prayer to me and there is no mention of God in any of His three persons. Am I just overreacting? Our boy really enjoys scouts, but I feel like I can't have him asking favors from any "spirit" or person other that that of our Lord.