A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous,Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent
A Scout is Trustworthy.
- A Scout tells the truth. He is honest, and he keeps his promises. People can depend on him.
A Scout is Loyal.
- A Scout is true to his family, friends, Scout leaders, school, and nation.
A Scout is Helpful.
- A Scout cares about other people. He willingly volunteers to help others without expecting payment or reward.
A Scout is Friendly.
- A Scout is a friend to all. He is a brother to other Scouts. He offers his friendship to people of all races and nations, and respects them even if their beliefs and customs are different from his own.
A Scout is Courteous.
- A Scout is polite to everyone regardless of age or position. He knows that using good manners makes it easier for people to get along.
A Scout is Kind.
- A Scout knows there is strength in being gentle. He treats others as he wants to be treated. Without good reason, he does not harm or kill any living thing.
A Scout is Obedient.
- 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 disobeying them.
A Scout is Cheerful.
- A Scout looks for the bright side of life. He cheerfully does tasks that come his way. He tries to make others happy.
A Scout is Thrifty.
- A Scout works to pay his own way and to help others. He saves for the future. He protects and conserves natural resources. He carefully uses time and property.
A Scout is Brave.
- A Scout can face danger although he is afraid. He has the courage to stand for what he thinks is right even if others laugh at him or threaten him.
A Scout is Clean.
- A Scout keeps his body and mind fit and clean. He chooses the company of those who live by high standards. He helps keep his home and community clean.
A Scout is Reverent.
- A Scout is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties. He respects the beliefs of others.
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
- You are stating your promise backed by your own personal worth.
I will do my best
- Only you know what your best truly is. Do not measure yourself against the accomplishments or laziness of peers - strive to surpass your own high standards and be proud when you know you've put in your best effort.
To do my duty to God
- Your duty to God is to follow the teachings of your religious leaders always.
and my country
- Every citizen has responsibilities to understand, defend, and improve his community. Duties include serving in public office, voting, protecting natural resources, and learning about our government system.
and to obey the Scout Law;
- You are promising to follow these twelve points, not only in scouting, but in all areas of your life. You will use the Law as a compass to guide your decisions and actions.
To help other people at all times;
- You will look for opportunities to help and will not pass someone by that you are capable of aiding. You will use your skills to assist anyone you meet and seek additional help if needed.
To keep myself physically strong,
- You will nurture and protect your body, eating healthy food, exercising, getting rest, and avoiding harmful habits like drugs, tobacco, and alcohol. Maintaining your physical strength is required to do your best and fulfill the other points of this promise.
- You will exercise your mind by doing your best in school. You will explore your world and try to continually learn and then share your knowledge with others.
and morally straight.
- You will maintain honest and open relationships with others. You will hold yourself to a high moral standard and be clean in your speech and actions while being faithful to your religious beliefs