The Values of Scouting


Scouting is a values-based program with its own code of conduct. The Scout Oath and Law help instill the values of good conduct, respect for others, and honesty. Scouts learn skills that will last a lifetime, including basic outdoor skills, first aid, citizenship skills, leadership skills, and how to get along with others. For almost a century, Scouting has instilled in young men the values and knowledge that they will need to become leaders in their communities and country.

Mission

The mission of the Boy Scouts is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

The 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.

The Scout Law

Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly,
Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful,
Thrifty, Brave, Clean, Reverent

Scout Motto

Be Prepared

Scout Slogan

Do a Good Turn Daily

Outdoor Code

Be clean in my outdoor manners
Be careful with fire
Be considerate in the outdoors, and
Be conservation-minded