The Girl Scouts Rally

The Girl Scouts Rally

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Excerpt: ...commanded "Color guard, march!" and three girls stepped from the ranks and stood side by side for a moment, then at a word of command marched to the flag. There they saluted and marched back; when the Captain and the Lieutenant faced about, and the Captain in her silvery voice said: "The Flag of your Country; pledge allegiance!" With one voice the girls united in the beautiful pledge to the flag, "I pledge allegiance to the flag, and to the republic for which it stands; one nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." 85 Elise looked at the silken folds of the glorious red, white and blue with tears in her eyes. How glad she was to make that pledge! Had not that flag, the flag that was now her own, floated over the shell-racked fields of France? Oh, she loved it! The color guard returned, and the fresh young voices rose in the first verse of America. "Scouts, your promise!" said the Captain. "To do my duty to God and to my country. To help other people at all times. To obey the laws of the Scouts." the voices rang out. "The laws!" said the Captain. Again the chorus of girls repeated: A Girl Scout's honor is to be trusted. A Girl Scout is loyal. A Girl Scout's duty is to be useful, and help others. A Girl Scout is a friend to all, and a sister to every other Girl Scout. A Girl Scout is courteous. A Girl Scout keeps herself pure. A Girl Scout is a friend to animals. A Girl Scout obeys orders. A Girl Scout is cheerful. A Girl Scout is thrifty. "Dismissed!" said the little Captain and, breaking ranks, the girls went to their seats where they sat talking in low tones until the sharp sound of 86 the Lieutenant's whistle called them to attention again. "Now I do come," said Elise to herself, and her heart commenced to hammer in quite an alarming fashion. But it was not quite time for her to rise. Looking at Rosanna, she saw her give a slight shake of the head, and Elise leaned back in her seat while all the...
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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236706390
  • 9781236706393