The Cub Scout Handshake
The handshake is done by putting the index and middle fingers of the right hand against the other person’s wrist when shaking hands.
Cub Scouts and Cub Scout leaders use this handshake everywhere in the United States. The handshake signifies that those who use it help others and obey the Law of the Pack.
The Cub Scout Sign
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 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.
Cub Scout Salute
The salute is made by joining the index and middle fingers of the right hand (holding the other fingers with the thumb) and touching the extended fingers to the cap visor or forehead. 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.
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.
A Scout is Trustworthy
A Scout is Loyal
A Scout is Helpful
A Scout is Friendly
A Scout is Courteous
A Scout is Kind
A Scout is Obedient
A Scout is Cheerful
A Scout is Thrifty
A Scout is Brave
A Scout is Clean
A Scout is Reverent
Boy Scout Motto
“Be prepared for what?”
someone once asked Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting,
“Why, for any old thing.”
Do a Good Turn Daily
As an American, I will do my best to –
Be clean in my outdoor manners.
I will treat the outdoors as a heritage.
I will take care of it for myself and others
I will keep my trash and garbage out of lakes, streams, fields, woods, and roadways.
Be careful with fire.
I will prevent wildfire.
I will build my fires only where they are appropriate.
When I have finished using a fire, I will make sure it is cold out.
I will leave a clean fire ring, or remove all evidence of my fire.
Be considerate in the outdoors.
I will treat public and private property with respect.
I will use low-impact methods of hiking and camping.
Be conservation minded
I will learn how to practice good conservation of soil, waters, forests, minerals, grasslands, wildlife, and energy.
I will urge others to do the same.