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

On My 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...

Help 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.

...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 manywho need assistance. By helping out whenever possible, 
you are doing your part to make this a better world. Do a good turn.

...To keep myself physically strong...

Take care of your body so that it will serve you well for an 
entire lifetime. That means eating nutritios 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 learnuch about the exciting world around you and the 
role you play 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

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 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 him.
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.

Boy Scout Motto & Slogan

Scout Motto

Be Prepared

Scout Slogan

Do a Good Turn Daily

Boy Scout Badge



When we speak of the Scout badge, we mean the badge of the First Class Boy Scout. It is shown here.



  • 1. The three-point design of the top half of the badge is like the north point of the old sailor's compass.The main part of the badge shows that a Scout is able to point the right way in life as truly as the compass points it in the field.
  • 2. The three points, like the three fingers in the Scout sign, stand for the three parts of the Scout Oath to which a boy pledges himself as a Boy Scout.
  • 3. The stars symbolize the ideals of truth and knowledge of the Scouting movement. They guide you by night and suggest a Scout's outdoor life.
  • 4. The eagle with the shield is the national emblem of the United States of America. It stands for freedom and readiness to defend that freedom.
  • 5. The scroll with the Scout motto is turned up at the ends to suggest the corners of a Scout's mouth raised in a smile as he does his duty.
  • 6. The knot attached to the bottom of the scroll is to remind you that, as a Boy Scout, you promise to do a Good Turn for someone every day

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
And to be conservation minded.

As an American I will do my best to ...

Be clean in my outdoor manners
I will treat the outdoors as a heritage.
I will take care of it for myself and others.
I will keep my trash and garbage out of lakes, streams, fields, woods, and roadways.
Be careful with fire
I will prevent wildfire.
I will build my fires only where they are appropriate.
When I have finished using a fire, I will make sure it is cold out.
I will leave a clean fire ring, or remove all evidence of my fire.
Be considerate in the outdoors
I will treat public and private property with respect.
I will use low-impact methods of hiking and camping.
And to be conservation minded
I will learn how to practice good conservation of soil, waters, forests, minerals, grasslands, wildlife, and energy.
I will urge others to do the same.

The Pledge of Allegiance

    I pledge allegiance to the flag of the 
    United States of America
    and to the republic for which it stands
    one nation under God, indivisible, 
    with liberty and justice for all.

    When you pledge allegiance to the flag, you promise loyalty and devotion to your nation.

    I pledge allegiance... You promise to be true the flag... to the emblem of your country

    ... of the United States of America... a nation made up of fifty states and several territories, each with certain rights of its own

    ... and to the republic... a country where the people elect representatives from among themselves to make laws for them

    ...for which it stands... the flag represents the United States of America

    ... one nation under God, ... a country whose people are free to believe in God

    ... indivisible, ... the nation cannot be split into parts

    ... with liberty and justice... with freedom and fairness

    ...for all. ... for every person in the country - you and every other American.