Cub Scout Values
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
Note that the Boy Scout Oath has traditionally been considered to have three promises. Those three promises are delineated by the semicolons in the Oath, which divide it into three clauses. The three promises of the Scout Oath are, therefore:
Duty to God and country,
Duty to other people, and
Duty to self
DUTY TO GOD AND COUNTRY: Your family and religious leaders teach you to know and serve God. By following these teachings, you do your duty to God.
Men and women of the past worked to make America great, and many gave their lives for their country. By being a good family member and a good citizen, by working for your country's good and obeying its laws, you do your duty to your country. Obeying the Scout Law means living by its 12 points.
DUTY TO OTHER PEOPLE: Many people need help. A cheery smile and a helping hand make life easier for others. By doing a Good Turn daily and helping when you're needed, you prove yourself a Scout and do your part to make this a better world.
DUTY TO SELF: Keeping yourself physically strong means taking care of your body. Eat the right foods and build your strength. Staying mentally awake means learn all you can, be curious, and ask questions. Being morally straight means to live your life with honesty, to be clean in your speech and actions, and to be a person of strong character.
A Scout is:
• TRUSTWORTHY. Tell the truth and keep promises. People can depend on you.
• LOYAL. Show that you care about your family, friends, Scout leaders, school, and country.
• HELPFUL. Volunteer to help others without expecting a reward.
• FRIENDLY. Be a friend to everyone, even people who are very different from you.
• COURTEOUS. Be polite to everyone and always use good manners.
• KIND. Treat others as you want to be treated. Never harm or kill any living thing without good reason.
• OBEDIENT. Follow the rules of your family, school, and pack. Obey the laws of your community and country.
• CHEERFUL. Look for the bright side of life. Cheerfully do tasks that come your way. Try to help others be happy.
• THRIFTY. Work to pay your own way. Try not to be wasteful. Use time, food, supplies, and natural resources wisely.
• BRAVE. Face difficult situations even when you feel afraid. Do what you think is right despite what others might be doing or saying.
• CLEAN. Keep your body and mind fit. Help keep your home and community clean.
• REVERENT. Be reverent toward God. Be faithful in your religious duties. Respect the beliefs of others.
Do your best
To make the Cub Scout sign, the right arm is raised high with the index and middle fingers extended and brought together, forming a "V" shape. The other fingers are held down by the thumb.The sign holds a specific meaning within the context of Cub Scouting and is used to convey respect, unity, and readiness.Leaders and scouts should give the Cub Scout sign when repeating the Scout Oath or the Scout Law.
Cub Scout Sign
Cub Scout Handshake
The Cub Scout handshake involves shaking hands with the left hand instead of the right. The two individuals clasp left hands and make the Cub Scout sign with their right hand by raising the index and middle fingers in the "V" shape. This handshake holds particular meaning within the context of Cub Scouting and signifies friendship, unity, and shared values.
Cub Scout Salute
To perform the Cub Scout salute, Cub Scouts raise their right hand to their forehead with the palm facing down and the first two fingers (index and middle fingers) extended and brought together in a straight line. The other fingers are held down by the thumb.Touch your fingertips to your right eyebrow or cap.This salute holds specific meaning within the context of Cub Scouting and represents respect, honor, and adherence to the ideals of the organization.The salute is used to salute the flag when in uniform--otherwise hold your right hand over your heart. It can also be used when greeting other Scouts.
Pledge of Allegiance
I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
Each part of the pledge has a meaning:
“I pledge allegiance” means I promise to be true.
“to the flag” means to the symbol of our country
“of the United States of America” means our country is made up of 50 states, each with certain rights of its own.
“and to the Republic” means a country where the people elect their fellow citizens to make laws for them.
“for which it stands” means the flag represents the country.
“one nation under God” means a single country whose people believe in religious freedom.
“indivisible” means the country cannot be split into parts.
“with liberty and justice” means with freedom and fairness.
“for all” means for every person in the country.