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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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