‘Neath These Tall Green Trees

'Neath These Tall Green Trees

I will preface this by saying that I have NO idea if Girl Scouts still sing grace before meals at camp.  I’m guessing it depends on the area and the audience, so to speak.  Growing up and going to Girl Scout camp in California, we were always told that we could substitute “Earth” for “God” where appropriate.  This grace was always one of my favorites because it referenced the trees and didn’t say the word God, however it does make a reference to “thee above”.  Consider your girls before using this grace, if you still use grace, and whether or not this might offend anyone (the girls or parents).

‘Neath these tall green trees we stand
Asking blessings from thy hand
Thanks we give to thee above
For thy health and strength and love.

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