Learn and say the Scout Oath, with help if needed
“On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country, to obey the ScoutLaw, to help other people at all times, to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.”
Learn and say the Scout Law, with help if needed
The Scout Law has 12 points. Each is a goal for every Scout. A Scout tries to live up to the Law every day. It is not always easy to do, but a Scout always tries.
A Scout is:
TRUSTWORTHY. Tell the truth and keep promises. People can depend on you.
LOYAL. Show that you care about your family, friends, Scout leaders, school, and country.
HELPFUL. Volunteer to help others without expecting a reward.
FRIENDLY. Be a friend to everyone, even people who are very different from you.
COURTEOUS. Be polite to everyone and always use good manners.
KIND. Treat others as you want to be treated . Never harm or kill any living thing without good reason.
OBEDIENT. Follow the rules of your family, school, and pack. Obey the laws of your community and country.
CHEERFUL. Look for the bright side of life. Cheerfully do tasks that come your way. Try to help others be happy.
THRIFTY. Work to pay your own way. Try not to be wasteful. Use time, food, supplies, and natural resources wisely.
BRAVE. Face difficult situations even when you feel afraid. Do what you think is right despite what others might be doing or saying.
CLEAN. Keep your body and mind fit . Help keep your home and community clean.
REVERENT. Be reverent toward God. Be faithful in your religious duties. Respect the beliefs of others.
Show the Cub Scout sign. Tell what it means.
The Cub Scout sign is made with the right arm held high and straight up above the shoulder, with the index and middle fingers forming a V. The other two fingers are held with the thumb.
The two extended fingers stand for the parts of the Cub Scout Promise, "to help other people" and "to obey." They also stand for the two alert ears of a wolf. This is the sign of Cub Scouts all over the world.
The Cub Scout sign should be given when repeating the Cub Scout Promise or Law of the Pack. It is also used in ceremonies.
The Cub Scout sign can be used to quiet a group of Scouts by their leader. The leader holds up the sign, and as people notice they should stop talking and also hold up the sign. As people notice that others are holding up the sign, they too will join in and the group will grow quiet. There is no need to say "sign's up" as if something is needed to be called out, it could simply be called out without making the sign. Overuse of this technique may tend to water down its ability to work.
Say the Cub Scout motto. Tell what it means.
The Cub Scout Motto is Do your best.
Cub scouting teaches that doing your best is important, not winning. What one child is capable of doing when trying their best may not be the same as others, and each should be viewed based on their effort, not their ability.
Show the Cub Scout salute. Tell what it means.
The hand is held the same as for the Cub Scout sign, except the two fingers are together. The Cub Scout salute is used to salute the flag when in uniform and to show respect to den and pack leaders. It can be used when greeting other Cub Scouts.