In the promise we pledge to do our best. Doing our best means giving our best effort in everything we do and by doing our best, we show respect for ourselves.
We do our duty to God within the religion you follow by giving thanks for our friends, family, all the others who love us. We show respect for other people's religious beliefs even when they are different from our own. We respect our country by being good citizens. We care for others in our community, we take care of the flag and we obey the law.
Pack 97 shows respect for others by caring for others in our community with Scouting for Food and contributions to Project Just Because for other families during the holidays. You can show the same kind of respect and care for others at home by helping your parents out with chores around the house. You can help other people at school by making friends with someone who is new or who does not have a lot of friends. Respecting and helping others is not always easy, but we must think of others instead of ourselves, even when it might be inconvenient.
Cub Scouts show respect by obeying the Law of the Land and following the rules of their Akela. Cub Scouts should always do their best to follow the rules at home, in your school, and in your den and pack.
Can you think of other ways that show respect?