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 help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake,
and morally straight.

Meaning of the boy scout emblem

The three points of the trefoil stand for the three parts ofthe Scout Oath.

The shape of the Scout badge means that a Scout can point the right way in life as truly as does a compass in the field.

There are two stars on the badge. They symbolize truth and knowledge.

The eagle and shield stand for freedom and a Scout's readiness to defend that freedom.

The scroll bearing the Scout motto is turned up at the ends as a reminder that a Scout smiles as he does his duty.

The knot at the bottom of the scroll serves as a reminder of the Scout slogan, Do a Good Turn Daily.

A Scout is…

Trustworthy
A Scout tells the truth. He is honest, and he keeps his promises. People can depend on him.

Loyal
A Scout is true to his family, friends, Scout leaders, school, and nation.

Helpful
A Scout cares about other people. He willingly volunteers to help others without expecting payment or reward.

Friendly
A Scout is a friend to all. He is a brother to other Scouts. He offers his friendship to people of all races and nations, and respects them even if their beliefs and customs are different from his own.

Courteous
A Scout is polite to everyone regardless of age or position. He knows that using good manners makes it easier for people to get along.

Kind
A Scout knows there is strength in being gentle. He treats others as he wants to be treated. Without good reason, he does not harm or kill any living thing.

Obedient
A Scout follows the rules of his family, school, and troop. He obeys the laws of 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 disobeying them.

Cheerful
A Scout looks for the bright side of life. He cheerfully does tasks that come his way. He tries to make others happy.

Thrifty
A Scout works to pay his own way and to help others. He saves for the future. He protects and conserves natural resources. He carefully uses time and property.

Brave
A Scout can face danger although he is afraid. He has the courage to stand for what he thinks is right even if others laugh at him or threaten him.

Clean
A Scout keeps his body and mind fit and clean. He chooses the company of those who live by high standards. He helps keep his home and community clean.

Reverent
A Scout is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties. He respects the beliefs of others.

The Purposes of Cub Scouting

Since 1930, the Boy Scouts of America has helped younger boys through Cub Scouting. It is a year-round family program designed for boys who are in the first grade through fifth grade (or 7, 8, 9, and 10 years of age). Parents, leaders, and organizations work together to achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting. Currently, Cub Scouting is the largest of the BSA's three membership divisions. (The others are Boy Scouting and Venturing.)

  The ten purposes of Cub Scouting are:

    Character Development

    Spiritual Growth

    Good Citizenship

    Sportsmanship and Fitness

     Family Understanding

     Respectful Relationships

     Personal Achievement

     Friendly Service

     Fun and Adventure

     Preparation for Boy Scouts


Cub Scouts
1st Grade-Tiger Cubs
2nd Grade-Wolf Cub Scouts
3rd Grade-Bear Cub Scouts
4th & 5th Grade-Webelos Scouts

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