The Boy Scout Oath
On my honor,
I will do my best
To do my duty to God
and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To keep myself
mentally awake and
The Boy Scout Law
A Scout Is...
- A Scout tells the truth. He keeps his promises. Honesty is part of his code of conduct. People can depend on him.
- A Scout is true to his family, Scout leaders, friends, school, and nation.
- A Scout is concerned about other people. He does things willingly for others without pay or reward.
A Scout is a friend to all. He is a brother to other Scouts. He seeks
to understand others. He respects those with ideas and customs other
than his own.
- A Scout is
polite to everyone regardless of age or position. He knows good manners
make it easier for people to get along together.
A Scout understands there is strength in being gentle. He treats others
as he wants to be treated. He does not hurt or kill harmless things
follows the rules of his family, school, and troop. He obeys the laws
his community and country. If he thinks these rules and laws are
unfair, he tries to have them changed in an orderly manner rather than
- A Scout looks for the bright side of things. He cheerfully does tasks that come his way. He tries to make others happy.
A Scout works to pay his way and to help others. He saves for
unforeseen needs. He protects and conserves natural resources. He
carefully uses time and property.
A Scout can face danger even if he is afraid. He has the courage to
stand for what he thinks is right even if others laugh at or threaten
- A Scout keeps his body
and mind fit and clean. He goes around with those who believe in living
by these same ideals. He helps keep his home and community clean.
- A Scout is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties. He respects the beliefs of others.
| The Boy Scout Motto
"Be prepared for what?" someone once asked Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting,
"Why, for any old thing." said Baden-Powell.
The training you receive in your Troop will help you live up to the
Scout motto. When someone has an accident, you are prepared because of
your first aid instruction. Because of lifesaving practice, you might
be able to save a non-swimmer who has fallen into deep water.
But Baden-Powell wasn't thinking just of being ready for emergencies.
His idea was that all Scouts should prepare themselves to become
productive citizens and to give happiness to other people. He wanted
each Scout to be ready in mind and body for any struggles, and to meet
with a strong heart whatever challenges might lie ahead.
Be prepared for life - to live happily and without regret, knowing that
you have done your best. That's what the Scout motto means.
|The Boy Scout Slogan
Do A Good Turn Daily!
Turns are big - saving a life, helping out after floods or other
disasters, recycling community trash, working with your Patrol on
Turns are often small, thoughtful acts - helping a child cross a busy
street, going to the store for an elderly neighbor, cutting back brush
that is blocking a sign, doing something special for a brother or
a new student to your school.
A Good Turn is more than simple good manners. It is a special act of kindness.
The Outdoor Code
As an American,
I will do my best to
Be clean in my outdoor manners,
Be careful with fire,
Be considerate in the outdoors,
Be conservation minded