• Be Prepared.

    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

    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.

  • The Scout Law

    Scout is....

    • TRUSTWORTHY. A Scout tells the truth. He keeps his promises. Honesty is part of his code of conduct. People can depend on him.
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    • LOYAL. A Scout is true to his family, Scout leaders, friends, school, and nation.
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    • HELPFUL. A Scout is concerned about other people. He does things willingly for others without pay or reward.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • KIND. A Scout understands there is strength in being gentle. He treats others as he wants to be treated. He does not hurt or kill harmless things without reason.
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    • OBEDIENT. A Scout follows the rules of his family, school, and 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 disobey them.
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    • CHEERFUL. A Scout looks for the bright side of things. He cheerfully does tasks that come his way. He tries to make others happy.
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    • 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.
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    • BRAVE. A Scout can face danger even if he is afraid. He has the courage to stand for what he thinks is right even if others laugh at or threaten him.
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    • CLEAN. A Scout keeps his body and mind fit and clean. He goes around with those who believe in living by these same ideals. He helps keep his home and community clean.
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    • REVERENT. A Scout is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties. He respects the beliefs of others.