Supporting Youth through

Scouting for 109 years 

Boy Scout Troop 31​ 
Rochester, New York

Scout Vespers

Sung to tune of: "Oh Christmas Tree" 

Troop 31 closes all Campfire by singing the first verse of "Scout Vespers" followed by the first verse of "Taps."
Softly falls the light of day, While our campfire fades away. Silently each Scout should ask Have I done my daily task? Have I kept my honor bright? Can I guiltless sleep tonight? Have I done and have I dared Everything to be prepared? Listen Lord, oh listen Lord, As I whisper soft and low. Bless my mom and Bless my dad, These are things that they should know. I will keep my honor Bright, The oath and law will be my guide. And mom and dad this you should know, Deep in my heart I love you so. 

Highlanders Song

Oh when the Highlanders fall into line,

We're gonna cheer, cheer, cheer and that's the sign,

We're gonna fight, fight, fight for victory,

And have our names go down in Scouting history

We're gonna win, win, win at all the games,

And the results will always be the same,

So where ever you go,        

you'll hear the name,

                     cheer the name


Sing either 2X or sing in a round


​Troop 31 closes all campfires by singing the First Verse of "Scout Vespers" followed by the first verse of "Taps."

Day is done, gone the sun, From the lake, from the hills, from the sky; All is well, safely rest, God is nigh. Fading light, dims the sight, And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright. From afar, drawing nigh, falls the night. Thanks and praise, for our days, 'Neath the sun, 'neath the stars, neath the sky; As we go, this we know, God is nigh. Sun has set, shadows come, Time has fled, Scouts must go to their beds Always true to the promise that they made. While the light fades from sight, And the stars gleaming rays softly send, To thy hands we our souls, Lord, commend.