The Committee and Leaders of Cub Scout Pack 23 are committed to providing a quality, year-round program of Cub Scouting activities. Special emphasis is placed on character development, spiritual growth, citizenship and family.
Cub Scouts are required to memorize the following pledges and motto. We seek to make them real in their lives and hope that you will encourage your chile as he or she strives to do so.
The Scout Oath
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.
What the Scout Oath Means
Before Cub Scouts agree to the Scout Oath or Promise, they need to know what it means.
- On my honor I will do my best … Saying “On my honor” is like saying “I promise.” It means that you will do your best to do what the Scout Oath says.
The Scout Oath has three promises. Let’s look at what they mean.
- To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law … A duty is something you are expected to do. At home, you might be expected to make up your bed or take out the trash. You also have duties to God and to your country. You do your duty to God by following the teachings of your family and religious leaders. You do your duty to your country by being a good citizen and obeying the law. You also promise to live by the 12 points of the Scout Law.
- To help other people at all times … Many people need help. A friendly smile and a helping hand make life easier for others. By helping other people, you are doing a Good Turn and making our world a better place.
- To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight … The last part of the Scout Oath is about taking care of yourself. You stay physically strong when you eat the right foods and get plenty of exercise. You stay mentally awake when you work hard in school, learn all you can, and ask questions. You stay morally straight when you do the right thing and live your life with honesty.
The Scout Law
The Scout Law has 12 points. Each is a goal for every Scout. Scouts do their best to live up to the Law every day. It is not always easy to do, but a Scout always tries.
- A Scout is Trustworthy. Scouts tell the truth and keeps their promises. People can depend on them.
- A Scout is Loyal. Scouts are true to their family, friends, Scout leaders, school, and country.
- A Scout is Helpful. A Scout volunteers to help others without expecting a reward.
- A Scout is Friendly. A Scout is a friend to everyone, even people who are very different from him or her.
- A Scout is Courteous. A Scout is polite to everyone and always uses good manners.
- A Scout is Kind. A Scout treats others as he or she wants to be treated. A Scout never harms or kills any living thing without good reason.
- A Scout is Obedient. Scouts follow the rules of their family, school, and pack. He or she obeys the laws of his community and country.
- A Scout is Cheerful. A Scout looks for the bright side of life. Scouts cheerfully do tasks that come their way. He or she tries to make others happy.
- A Scout is Thrifty. A Scout works to pay his or her way. A Scout uses time, property, and natural resources wisely.
- A Scout is Brave. A Scout can face danger even if he or she is afraid. Scouts stand for what is right even if others laugh at him or her.
- A Scout is Clean. Scouts keep their body and mind fit. Scouts help keep their home and community clean.
- A Scout is Reverent. A Scout is reverent toward God. He or she is faithful in his religious duties. A Scout respects the beliefs of others.