Scouting develops character
Character is "values in action."
As Cub Scouts work on the adventures in their handbooks, they will notice the Character Compass symbol.
A compass is a tool that guides a person from place to place. Character is how we act, and it guides our entire lives. This compass will be a guide to one or more of the 12 points of the Scout Law.
Every time Cub Scouts check the compass, it will remind them of how the activities in each adventure are related to the Scout Law. This may also help them think about how the points of the Scout Law guide their way in Cub Scouting and in daily life. Those points are all different, and each one is a treasure for Scouts to find.
THE SCOUT LAW...
|A Scout is TRUSTWORTHY
||A Scout tells the truth and keeps his promises. People can depend on him.
|A Scout is LOYAL
||A Scout is true to his family, friends, Scout leaders, school, and country.
|A Scout is HELPFUL
||A Scout volunteers to help others without expecting a reward.
|A Scout is FRIENDLY
||A Scout is a friend to everyone, even people who are very different from him.
|A Scout is COURTEOUS
||A Scout is polite to everyone and always uses good manners.
|A Scout is KIND
||A Scout treats others as he wants to be treated. He never harms or kills any living thing without good reason.
|A Scout is OBEDIENT
||A Scout follows the rules of his family, school, and pack. He obeys the laws of his community and country.
|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 way. He uses time, property, and natural resources wisely.
|A Scout is BRAVE
||A Scout can face danger even if he is afraid. He stands for what is right even if others laugh at him.
|A Scout is CLEAN
||A Scout keeps his body and mind fit. 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.
THE CUB SCOUT MOTTO...
"Do Your 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."