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The Scout Oath. 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. What is an “oath”?. A solemn promise to

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The scout oath

The Scout Oath

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.


What is an oath

What is an “oath”?

  • A solemn promise to

    yourself & to others

  • A pledge

  • A covenant

  • A binding agreement

  • A lifetime commitment


What does on my honor mean

What does “on my honor” mean?

  • Being trustworthy & dependable

  • Having personal integrity

  • Being able to judge what’s right &

    wrong

  • Always doing what you say you’ll do

    when you say you’ll do it

  • Earning the respect & confidence

    of others


What does do my best mean

What does “do my best” mean?

  • Trying your “hardest”

  • Giving your maximum effort

  • Keeping going until you’ve done

    everything & finished the job

  • Using your best skills, methods

    & resources

  • Seeking your “personal best”


What is doing my duty

What is “doing my duty”?

  • Keeping your promises

  • Being truly dependable

  • Obeying your parents,

    teachers, & leaders

  • Being there when you should be

    to do your assigned tasks

  • Fulfilling all your agreed-upon

    responsibilities


What is duty to god

What is “duty to God”?

  • Being reverent to God &

    respectful in His holy places

  • Doing your best to always

    choose what is right

  • Obeying the moral laws &

    the Ten Commandments

  • Recognizing & refusing temptations

  • Learning to let God guide you


What is duty to country

What is “duty to country”?

  • Obeying its established laws & rules

  • Striving to be an informed

    & loyal citizen

  • Rendering good community service

  • Preserving its values, resources

    & heritage

  • Seeking its well-being, growth

    & prosperity


What is the scout law

What is the “Scout Law”?

  • “A Scout is

    trustworthy, loyal, helpful,

    friendly, courteous, kind,

    obedient, cheerful, thrifty,

    brave, clean, and reverent.”


How can i help other people at all times

How can I “help other people at all times”?

  • Doing daily good turns

  • Being cheerful & courteous

    to everyone

  • Recognizing the needs of others

  • Willingly extending a helping hand

  • Being unselfish in sharing yourself


What does it mean to keep myself physically strong

What does it mean “to keep myself physically strong”?

  • Eating nutritious foods, a balanced

    diet, & controlling your weight

  • Building your body by regular

    exercise & activities

  • Refusing alcohol, tobacco

    & other harmful drugs & habits

  • Practicing good hygiene to keep well


How can i keep myself mentally awake

How can I keep myself “mentally awake”?

  • Learning something new every day

  • Setting short- & long-term

    learning goals

  • Taking full advantage of all your

    educational opportunities

  • Developing your abilities & talents

  • Reading lots—for information & fun


What should i do to be morally straight

What should I do to be “morally straight”?

  • Promise yourself what you’ll

    “always do” & “never do”

  • Don’t link sacred words with

    vulgar expressions

  • Avoid friends who do wrong things

  • Recognize & resist temptations

  • Be honest; never lie, steal or cheat


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