Yes, we can still say it, Merry Christmas! Remember the last point of the Scout Law, being Reverent. Some synonyms for reverent are “adore, deify, glorify, revere, worship, venerate”.
A little background on the word Christmas is from the Middle English Christemasse, from Old English Cristes mæsse, literally, Christ’s mass. It’s first known use was before the 12th century.
One of my favorite photos of JFK with a Boy Scout http://bit.ly/19OzPhc on this 50th anniversary of his death. #JFK #BSA #Troop362ElCajon
Also lots of other great photos of JFK with Scouts on Bryan on Scouting’s Blog http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2013/11/22/remembering-john-f-kennedy-the-first-president-to-have-been-a-boy-scout/
What would be cool to see, would be a photo of JFK when he was a Scout. Has anyone ever seen one…does one exist?
There are also some great non Scout JFK photos on the History Channel website http://www.history.com/shows/jfk-specials/pictures
Finally, on a personal note, on the day I was born and on the way to the hospital, my Mom voted for Nixon and my Dad for JFK :)
Want to see what this looks like?