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Core Values


 

Cub Scouting's 12 Core Values

Citizenship:
    Contributing service and showing responsibility to local, state, and national communities.

Compassion:
    Being kind and considerate, and showing concern for the well-being of others.

Cooperation:
    Being helpful and working together with others toward a common goal

Courage:
    Being brave and doing what is right regardless of our fears, the difficulties, or the consequences.

Faith:
    Having inner strength and confidence based on our trust in God.

Health and Fitness:
    Being personally committed to keeping our minds and bodies clean and fit.

Honesty:
    Telling the truth and being worthy of trust.

Perseverance:
    Sticking with something and not giving up, even if it is difficult.

Positive Attitude:
    Being cheerful and setting our minds to look for and find the best in all situations.

Resourcefulness:
    Using human and other resources to their fullest.

Respect:
    Showing regard for the worth of something or someone.

Responsibility:
    Fulfilling our duty to God, country, other people, and ourselves.


Character can be defined as the collection of core values by an individual that leads to moral commitment and action.  Character is "values in action."

Character development should challenge Cub Scouts to experience core values in six general areas: God, world, country, community, family, and self.

 

The Cub Scout Motto


DO YOUR BEST

Doing his best is one of the most important things for the Cub Scout to learn. Boys often become so interested in winning that they fail to see the importance of doing the best they can at everything. One boy's best might be quite different from another boy's best. Cub Scouting teaches boys that no one can find fault with them if they always do their best 
 

 

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.

It's important not just to say the Oath, but to know what it means.

On my honor . . .

By giving your word, you are promising to be guided by the ideals of the Scout Oath.

. . . I will do my best . . .

Try hard to live up to the points of the Scout Oath. Measure your achievements against your own high standards and don't be influenced by peer pressure or what other people do.

. . . To do my duty to God . . .

Your family and religious leaders teach you about God and the ways you can serve. You do your duty to God by following the wisdom of those teachings every day and by respecting and defending the rights of others to practice their own beliefs.

. . . and my country . . .

Help keep the United States a strong and fair nation by learning about our system of government and your responsibilities as a citizen and future voter.

America is made up of countless families and communities. When you work to improve your community and your home, you are serving your country. Natural resources are another important part of America's heritage worthy of your efforts to understand, protect, and use wisely. What you do can make a real difference.

. . . and to obey the Scout Law; . . .

The twelve points of the Scout Law are guidelines that can lead you toward wise choices. When you obey the Scout Law, other people will respect you for the way you live, and you will respect yourself.

. . . To help other people at all times; . . .

There are many people who need you. Your cheerful smile and helping hand will ease the burden of many who need assistance. By helping out whenever possible, you are doing your part to make this a better world.

. . . To keep myself physically strong, . . .

Take care of your body so that it will serve you well for an entire lifetime. That means eating nutritious foods, getting enough sleep, and exercising regularly to build strength and endurance. it also means avoiding harmful drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and anything else that can harm your health.

. . . mentally awake, . . .

Develop your mind both in the classroom and outside of school. Be curious about everything around you, and work hard to make the most of your abilities. With an inquiring attitude and the willingness to ask questions, you can learn much about the exciting world around you and your role in it.

. . . and morally straight.

To be a person of strong character, your relationships with others should be honest and open. You should respect and defend the rights of all people. Be clean in your speech and actions, and remain faithful in your religious beliefs. The values you practice as a Scout will help you shape a life of virtue and self-reliance.

From www.usscouts.org

The Scout Law


                                            A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful,

                                            Friendly, Courteous, Kind,
    
                                            Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty

                                            Brave, Clean and Reverent

Each part of the Law has a meaning.

A Scout is Trustworthy.
A Scout tells the truth. He is honest, and he keeps his promises. People can depend on him.
A Scout is Loyal.
A Scout is true to his family, friends, Scout leaders, school, and nation.
A Scout is Helpful.
A Scout cares 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 offers his friendship to people of all races and nations, and respects them even if their beliefs and customs are different from his own.
A Scout is Courteous.
A Scout is polite to everyone regardless of age or position. He knows that using good manners makes it easier for people to get along.
A Scout is Kind.
A Scout knows there is strength in being gentle. He treats others as he wants to be treated. Without good reason, he does not harm or kill any living thing.
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 disobeying them.
A Scout is Cheerful.
A Scout looks for the bright side of life. He cheerfully does tasks that come his way. He tries to make others happy.
A Scout is Thrifty.
A Scout works to pay his own 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 although he is afraid. He has the 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 chooses the company of those who live by high standards. He helps keep 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 of others.

From www.usscouts.org

The Cub Scout Sign


  

           

The How To:
        1. Make the sign with your right hand

        2. And with your arm held straight up

 

            The Why:

        The two fingers stand for the two parts of the Cub Scout Promise

        "TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE" and "TO OBEY."

                     They look like a wolf’s ears ready to listen to Akela.

            The When:

Give the Cub Scout sign when you say the "Cub Scout Promise" and the "Law of the Pack"  or when Akela raises the sign to ask for silence.

 

 

 

The Cub Scout Salute


 

            
 The How To:      

1. Salute with your right hand.
2. Hold your fingers as you do for the Cub Scout sign.
3. Keep the two straight fingers close together
4. Touch the tips of those fingers to your cap.
5. If you are not wearing a cap, touch your eyebrow.

The Why:
A salute is a way to show respect to your leaders. It shows that you look up to them and respect them. We salute the flag to show respect to our country.

The When:

When you say the pledge of allegiance while in your Cub Scout uniform

 

The Cub Scout Handshake


        
 



The How To:    
        1. Hold out your right hand just asyou always do to shake hands.

        2. Put your first two fingers along the inside of the other boy's wrist.

            The Why:

The Cub handshake means that you "HELP" and that you "OBEY" the Law of the Pack

            The When:

        When you shake hands with another scout or scout leader.