What A Scout Should Know

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.


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

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-

“Be prepared for what?”

someone once asked Baden-Powell,  the founder of  Scouting,

“Why, for any old thing.”

said Baden-Powell.


Scout Slogan

Do a Good Turn Daily


Outdoor Code

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.



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