Scout Oath and its Meaning:
honor . . .
By giving your word, you are promising to
be guided by the ideals of the Scout Oath.
. . . I will do my best
. . .
Try hard to live up to the points of the Scout Oath. Measure your achievements against
your own high standards and don't be influenced by peer pressure or what other people do.
. . . To do my duty to God . . .
Your family and religious leaders teach you about
God and the ways you can serve. You do your duty to God by following the wisdom of those teachings every day and by
respecting and defending the rights of others to practice their own beliefs.
. . . and my country . . .
keep the United States a strong and fair nation by learning about our system of government
and your responsibilities as a citizen and future voter.
America is made up of
countless families and communities. When you work to improve your community and your home, you are serving your country.
Natural resources are another important part of America's heritage worthy of your efforts to understand, protect, and
use wisely. What you do can make a real difference.
. . . and to obey the Scout Law;
. . .
The twelve points of the Scout Law are guidelines that can lead you toward wise
choices. When you obey the Scout Law, other people will respect you for the way you
live, and you will respect yourself.
. . . To
help other people at all times; . . .
There are many
people who need you. Your cheerful smile and helping hand will ease the burden of many who need assistance. By helping
out whenever possible, you are doing your part to make this a better world.
. . . To keep myself physically strong, . . .
Take care of your body so that it will serve you well for an entire
lifetime. That means eating nutritious foods, getting enough sleep, and exercising regularly to build strength
and endurance. it also means avoiding harmful drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and anything else that can harm your health.
. . . mentally awake, . . .
Develop your mind both in the classroom
and outside of school. Be curious about everything around you, and work hard to make the most of your abilities. With
an inquiring attitude and the willingness to ask questions, you can learn much about the exciting world around you and
your roll in it
. . . and morally straight.
To be a person of strong character, your relationships with others
should be honest and open. You should respect and defend the rights of all people.
Be clean in your speech and actions, and remain faithful in your religious beliefs. The values you practice
as a Scout will help you shape a life of virtue and self-reliance.
Boy Scout Law and it's Meaning:
Scout is Trustworthy.
- A Scout tells the truth. He is honest, and he keeps
his promises. People can depend on him.
- A Scout is Loyal.
- A Scout is true to his family, friends, Scout leaders, school, and nation.
- A Scout is Helpful.
- A Scout cares about
other people. He willingly volunteers to help others without expecting payment or reward.
- A Scout is 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.
- A Scout is 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.
- A Scout is 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.
Scout is 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.
- A Scout is
- A Scout looks for the bright side of life. He cheerfully
does tasks that come his way. He tries to make others happy.
- A Scout is 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.
Scout is 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
- A Scout is 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
- A Scout is Reverent.
- A Scout is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties. He respects the
beliefs of others.