bsa logo The Boy Scout Handbook 

Boys and parents should become familiar with the contents of the official Boy Scout Handbook, as it will provide answers to many questions.  Descriptions of the requirements for each Scout rank, Scout Skill Awards and several key merit badges are covered in the book.  As you advance in rank, Instructors or Scout Leaders will sign off on the completion of each requirement in the handbook.  Over time this book will become a valuable record of your achievements. 

 

Boy Scout Oath or Promise

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 Motto

Be Prepared!

Boy Scout Slogan

Do a Good Turn Daily!

 

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, and
  • Be conservation minded.

Boy Scout Law

A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly,
Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty,
Brave, Clean, and Reverent.

Scout Emblem

The Scout Emblem Parts

  1. The three points of the trefoil stand for the three parts of the Scout Oath.
  2. The shape of the Scout badge means that a Scout can point the right way in life as truly as does a compass in the field.
  3. There are two stars on the badge. They symbolize truth and knowledge.
  4. The eagle and shield stand for freedom and a Scout's readiness to defend that freedom.
  5. The scroll bearing the Scout motto is turned up at the ends as a reminder that a Scout smiles as he does his duty.
  6. The knot at the bottom of the scroll serves as a reminder of the Scout slogan, Do a Good Turn Daily.