WORDS TO LIVE BY:
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.
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly,
courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty,
brave, clean, and reverent.
The BSA Mission Statement
to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices
over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
The Outdoor Code
As an American, I will do my best to –
Be clean in my outdoor manners.
Be careful with fire.
Be considerate in the outdoors.
Be conservation minded.
The Scouting Spirit
BSA defines the Scouting Spirit as follows:
Scouting Spirit applies to how a Scout lives and conducts his “daily life:; He shows Scout Spirit by being a role model to his peers, living by the Scout Oath and Law.
This concept of Scout Spirit is not based on how many Scouting events or outings a Scout attends, but rather by how he helps bring out the best in others as a reflection of his own character and attitude in his “daily life”.