Boy Scout Values
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. A Scout tells the truth. He keeps his promises. Honesty is a part of his code of conduct. People can always depend on him.
A Scout is Loyal. A Scout is true to his family, friends, Scout leaders, school, nation, and world community.
A Scout is helpful. A Scout is concerned about other people. He willingly volunteers to help others without expecting payment or reward.
A Scout is 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 that are different from his own.
A Scout is Courteous. A Scout is polite to everyone regardless of age or position. He knows that good manners make it easier for people to get along together.
A Scout is Kind. A Scout understands there is strength in being gentle. He treats others as he wants to be treated. He does not harm or kill anything without reason.
A Scout is 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.
A Scout is Cheerful. A Scout looks for the bright side of life. He cheerfully does tasks that come his was. He tries to make others happy.
A Scout is Thrifty. A Scout works to pay his way and to help others. He saves for the future. He protects and conserves natural resources. He carefully uses time and property.
A Scout is Brave. A Scout can face danger even if he is afraid. He has courage to stand for what he thinks is right even if others laugh at him or threaten him.
A Scout is 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 help his home and community clean.
A Scout is Reverent. A Scout is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties. He respects the beliefs others.
Be clean in my outdoor manners. I will treat the outdoors as a heritage. I will take care of it for myself and others. I will keep my trash and garbage out of lakes, streams, fields, woods, and roadways.
Be careful with fire. I will prevent wildfire. I will build my fires only where they are appropriate. When I have finished using a fire, I will make sure it is cold out. I will leave a clean fire ring, or remove all evidence of my fire.
Be considerate in the outdoors. I will treat public and private property with respect. I will use low-impact methods of hiking and camping.
Be conservation-minded. I will learn how to practice good conservation of soil, water, forests, minerals, grassland, wildlife, and energy. I will urge others to do the same.