Boy Scout Oath, Law, Motto, and Slogan
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 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- A Scout is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties. He
respects the beliefs of others.
- Be Prepared
- Do a Good Turn Daily
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