The Cub Scout Promise
I ________ promise to do my best
To do my duty to God and my country,
To help other people, and
To obey the Law of the Pack.
This promise helps Cub Scouts develop a sense of spiritual awareness,
loyalty, unselfishness, self-discipline, and service to others.
I ________ promise: A promise is a commitment. To make a promise and then
fail to keep it is to break one's word.
To do my best: One person's best is not the same as someone else's
best. A Cub Scout should try to better his own record, rather than merely
trying to do better than someone else.
To do my duty to God: This phrase means to remember to thank God
for good friends, good health, our well-being, our family, and all others
who love and help us. Going to worship services is another way of doing our
duty to God. We should respect other people's religious beliefs even if they
are different from our own.
And my country: Duty to country starts with being a good citizen.
This means caring about the people in our communities and helping those in
need. Good citizenship also means obeying the law and using our country's
resources carefully. We show love for our country by respecting and saluting
the U.S. flag and standing at attention when our national anthem is played.
To help other people: For Cub Scouts, helping other people may mean
helping at home by taking out the garbage or making their bed without
grumbling. A Cub Scout can also help others by befriending a new student
in school, making holiday cards for older people, raking leaves or clearing
snow for a neighbor, providing games for children living in shelters, or
collecting food for people who don't have enough to eat. Helping others is
not always easy to do. We must think about other people instead of
ourselves—even when it might be inconvenient.
And to obey the Law of the Pack:
A Cub Scout should follow the laws of the land, the rules in his school,
the rules in his home, and the rules in his den and pack.