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33 WoodczafC Manual for Girls

  1. «„r^ have already learned that you are fully qualified in the

four proofs of fitness by being over twelve years of age, by learn- ing the law of the Lodge, by (here name the initiation taken), bv ^mg found acceptable to the Band you wish to join. Is it not Answer: (by the officer who knows): "Yes, O Chief. I can vouch for the candidate." i * win .'i y^^i^^"^ our laws; we shaU take them one by one. (i; Do you promise obedience to the Coundl?" Answer: "I do." (And so, through the twelve laws, whereby the member is bound toobe^ence courage, cleariHness, health-seeking, to cher- ish the Great Spirit's gifts; and to service, kindness, fair-plav iov sUence, reverence, honor.) *^ JJ"/» "And what are the four lights on our Shrine from which these laws do emanate? " Anmer: They are Fortitude, Beauty, Truth, and Love.'* And whence did these four receive their light? " Answer: From the Light of the Central Fire which is the emblem of the Great Mystery by which we symbolize that aU uood comes from the one Great Source." The Guide then says: "Raise your 'hand and say after me: I give my word of honor that in all matters of the League, I will obey the Chief and Council and the laws of my Tribe, and if at any tune I fail m my duty I wiU appear before the Council, when ordered, and submit without murmuring to its ded- I receive you into our Order, and by this badge I formally signify the same." (Now the Guide pins the badge over 2ys)^" heart, or on her arm, shakes hands and _ "Now I declare your installation complete as a Wayseeker T J- •• Band of the . . . Tribe, which is of the Big Lodge m the Woodcraft League." ^hus one enters the Tribe and the League by joining a Installatioii of tiie Higher Ranks Whenever a member has won the right to promotion the evi- dences are first submitted to the High Council or the Committee they appoint, and if quite saUsfactory the installation is made at the next Council or Grand Council, whichever is most con- vement or desirable.