The Scout Challenge

It's easy to join a Scout Troop but it is not so easy to live up the ideals of Scouting. For that you need courage, determination and the help of your fellow scouts, parents and friends. If a boy has friends, or is part of a group or team where all are attempting to maintain their honor, and do what's right, then the challenge is made a lot easier.

In some ways, Scouting is like a game with rules you must follow to be a member of the team. The rules of Scouting are found in our Scout Motto, Oath, Laws and Slogan. It is by following these rules that you become a true scout and prepare for life as an adult.

SCOUT LOGO

In 1907, Sir Lord Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Boy Scout movement chose the North point of the old sailor's compass as the logo for the movement. He chose this design to show that through scouting a boy could be pointed in the right direction in life as truly as a compass would always point it out in the field.


SCOUT MOTTO

The Scout Motto is BE PREPARED. Baden-Powell, the founder of scouting developed the Scout Motto from the Knights Code. Knight's Code of old was " Be Always Ready."

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.

SCOUT LAW

a Scout is:

Trustworthy
Loyal
Helpful
Friendly
Courteous
Kind
Obedient
Cheerful
Thrifty
Brave
Clean
and Reverent.

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.


SCOUT SLOGAN

" Do a good turn daily. "