Scout Oath & Law

Scout Oath
The Scout Law is incorporated into the Cub Scout curriculum as age-appropriate Character Compass Points. 



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.

Scout Law
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.

New Scout Oath/Law requirements take effect for Cub Scouts on June 1, 2015

A Scout is… 

  1. Trustworthy: A Scout tells the truth. He keeps his promises. Honesty is part of his code of conduct. People can depend on him. 
  2. Loyal: A Scout is true to his family, friends, Scout Leaders, school, and nation.
  3. Helpful: A Scout cares about other people. He willingly volunteers to help others without expecting payment or reward. 
  4. Friendly: 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 own. 
  5. Courteous: A Scout is polite to everyone regardless of age or position. He knows good manners make it easier for people to get along together. 
  6. 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. 
  7. Obedient: A Scout follows the rules of his family, school, pack, or 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. 
  8. Cheerful: A Scout looks for the bright side of life. He cheerfully does tasks that come his way. He tries to make others happy. 
  9. Thrifty: 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 and property. 
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Reverent: A Scout is reverent to God. He is faithful in his religious duties. He respects the beliefs of others. (Reverence means showing honor and deep respect)