The Scout Oath, the Scout
Law, the Scout Motto, and the Scout Slogan
The ideals of Boy Scouting are spelled out in the Scout Oath, the Scout
Law, the Scout motto, and the Scout slogan. The Boy Scout measures himself
against these ideals and continually tries to improve. The goals are high,
and as he reaches for them, he has some control over what and who he
Scout Oath (or Promise)
"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.
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
- 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 without reason.
- 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 disobey them.
- 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.
Do a Good Turn Daily