What I did on my Vigil

So I intended to reflect upon some interesting questions by Lord Baden-Powell, Chief Scout. Things like, are you making the most of your life?

The Rover Squire in the St Louis church

The Rover Squire in the St Louis church


That’s a good question. So I’m doing part one of my vigil attempting to think of those questions and found myself distracted by something better to ponder.

Go figure. Anything can happen in a big, creepy, Gothic church overnight.

How to do a vigil

So while contemplating part of a finished vigil, I was reading about how some see the vigil as something secretive. This seems silly. Ones ethics, regardless of ones particular religion, seems to me, difficult to hide. What’s the point of secrecy except to pretend something isn’t for the uninitiated? “True religion”, it was said by the wisest, 

Pure religion, undefiled before God and the Father, is this: to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world. – James 1:27 KJV

Vigil- night one

First night of my vigil. Doing it over two nights because there is a potential for being interrupted. 

I will spend some time pondering some of the life questions posed by B-P in the Rover Handbook. That is, I will do so if there are no interruptions.