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 becomes.
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 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
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.
Do a Good Turn Daily