Sometimes we forget that these holidays are really religious festivals. It's well to remember that the real holiday spirit is cast by the Star of Bethlehem and the Hanukkah candles, reminding us of those precious miracles in our faith traditions.
In the 12th point of the Scout Law we say that a Scout is reverent. The spirit of reverence is not always solemn, and not just for the sabbath. Remember why we celebrate these holidays and spread the joy with your daily good turn. You can wish others “Happy Hanukkah” or “Merry Christmas” without worrying too much about offending them.
Now remembering that a Scout is reverent, let's close with the Scout benediction.
Based on Scoutmaster Minute #8: Holiday Spirit, Transatlantic Council, http://www.tac-bsa.org.