Scouting Values

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Since its origin, the Scouting program has been an educational experience concerned with values. In 1910, the first activities for Scouts were designed to build character, physical fitness, practical skills, and service. These elements were part of the original Cub Scout program and continue to be part of Cub Scouting today

Character development should extend into every aspect of a scouts's life. Character development should also extend into every aspect of Cub Scouting. Cub Scout leaders should strive to use the 12 points of the Scout Law throughout all elements of the program—service projects, ceremonies, games, skits, songs, crafts, and all the other activities enjoyed at den and pack meetings

Scouting is a values-based program with its own code of conduct. The Scout Oath and Law help instill the values of good conduct, respect for others, and honesty. Scouts learn skills that will last a lifetime, including basic outdoor skills, first aid, citizenship skills, leadership skills, and how to get along with others. For almost a century, Scouting has instilled in young men the values and knowledge that they will need to become leaders in their communities and country.

These scouting values will be learned by every scout during the journey to First Class.

Scouting Promises

Duty to God & Country

Duty to Others

Duty to Self

Scout Motto

"Be Prepared"

Scout Slogan

"Do a good turn daily"

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

The Scout Law

A Scout is

TRUSTWORTHY A Scout tells the truth and keeps promises. People can depend on them.

LOYAL A Scout is true to family, friends, Scout leaders, school, and country.

HELPFUL A Scout volunteers to help others without expecting a reward.

FRIENDLY A Scout is a friend to everyone, even people who are very different from them.

COURTEOUS A Scout is polite to everyone and always uses good manners.

KIND A Scout treats others as they want to be treated. They never harm or kills any living thing without good reason.

OBEDIENT A Scout follows the rules of family, school, and troop. They obey the laws of community and country.

CHEERFUL A Scout looks for the bright side of life. They cheerfully do tasks that come their path. They try to make others happy.

THRIFTY A Scout works to pay their way. They use time, property, and natural resources wisely.

BRAVE A Scout can face danger even if they are afraid. They stand for what is right even if others laugh at them.

CLEAN A Scout keeps their body and mind fit. They help keep their home and community clean.

and REVERENT A Scout is reverent toward God. They are faithful in their religious duties. They respects the beliefs of others.


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.