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PURPOSE: The purpose of the Father and Son Y-Indian Guide Program is to foster the understanding and companionship of father and son.
PLEDGE: "We, Father and Son, through friendly service to each other, to our family, to this tribe, to our community, seek a world pleasing to the eye of the Great Spirit."
SLOGAN: "Pals Forever"
To be clean in body and pure in heart.
To be "Pals Forever" with my father/son.
To love the sacred circle of my family.
To be attentive while others speak.
To love my neighbor as myself.
To seek and preserve the beauty of the Great Spirit's work in forest, field, and stream.
EMBLEM: The National Emblem of blue, gold, and red represents some of the main points that are stressed in Y-Indian Guides. The cross section of an ear of corn symbolizes goodness of the Great Spirit in the life of the American Indian. The arrow head is a symbol typical of Indian life.
The triangle identifies the organization as an integral part of the YMCA.
HEADBAND: The central theme of the headband is the Eye of the Great Spirit surrounded by the four winds of heaven. The feathered arrow designs that
extend right and left from the central symbol represent the useful services of father and son. The fact that father-and-son achievements are
united in the center of the design is interpreted to mean that fathers and sons together, under the eye of the Great Spirit, are seeking to help each
other in the services they render. On the right side of the headband are the symbols of mother and home, connected by a line. On the left side are
the symbols of father and son, connected by a line representing their relationship. Far to the right are symbols of day and forest. Far to the left are symbols of night and mountain, lake, field and stream. These symbols give the broader scope to services by centering the efforts of father and son on village and community life "in forest, field and
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