Camp Chickagami Virtual Museum

Chickagami Meal Graces

For over 50 years Camp Chickagami in Parkman, Ohio was operated as a summer camp with thousands of Scouts passing through the dining hall.   Each meal was opened by the Dining Hall Steward holding up a large poster and everyone sang grace:


Gracious giver of all good
Thee we thank for rest and food.
Grant that all we do or say
In thy service be this day.


Father for this noonday meal
We would speak the praise we feel.
Health and strength we have from thee,
Help us, lord, to faithful be.


Tireless guardian on our way,
Thou has kept us well this day.
While we thank thee we request
Care continued, pardon rest.


Have a plaque? Submit it for the Virtual Dining hall by e-mailing it to us. Just include Name, Troop, year of Plaque and your troop website (if you have one). Please send all submissions to