That's the motto of the Boy Scouts.
"Be prepared for what?" someone once asked Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting,
"Why, for any old thing." said Baden-Powell.
The training you receive in your troop will help you live up to the Scout motto.
When someone has an accident, you are prepared because of your first aid instruction.
Because of lifesaving practice, you might be able to save a nonswimmer who has fallen into deep water.
But Baden-Powell wasn't thinking just of being ready for emergencies.
His idea was that all Scouts should prepare themselves to become productive citizens and to give happiness to other people.
He wanted each Scout to be ready in mind and body for any struggles, and to meet with a strong heart whatever challenges might lie ahead.
Be prepared for life - to live happily and without regret, knowing that you have done your best.
That's what the Scout motto means.
Duty to God:
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.