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Boy Scout Promise & Law

The Boy Scout Promise

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.

The Boy Scout Motto

"Be Prepared."

The Boy Scout Slogan

"Do a Good Turn Daily."

The Boy Scout Law

A Boy Scout is: Trustworthy: A Scout tells the truth. He keeps his promises. Honesty is part of his code of conduct. People can depend on him. Loyal: A Scout is true to his family, Scout leaders, friends, school, and nation. Helpful: A Scout is concerned about other people. He does things willingly for others without pay or reward. Friendly: A Scout is a friend to all. He is a brother to other Scouts. He seeks to understand others. He respects those with ideas and customs other than his own. Courteous: A Scout is polite to everyone regardless of age or position. He knows good manners make it easier for people to get along together. Kind: A Scout understands there is strength in being gentle. He treats others as he wants to be treated. He does not hurt or kill harmless things without reason. Obedient: A Scout follows the rules of his family, school, and troop. He obeys the laws of his community and country. If he thinks these rules and laws are unfair, he tries to have them changed in an orderly manner rather than disobey them. Cheerful: A Scout looks for the bright side of things. He cheerfully does tasks that come his way. He tries to make others happy. Thrifty: A Scout works to pay his way and to help others. He saves for unforeseen needs. He protects and conserves natural resources. He carefully uses time and property. Brave: A Scout can face danger even if he is afraid. He has the courage to stand for what he thinks is right even if others laugh at or threaten him. Clean: A Scout keeps his body and mind fit and clean. He goes around with those who believe in living by these same ideals. He helps keep his home and community clean. Reverent: A Scout is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties. He respects the beliefs of others.

Cub Scouting

Cub Packs are open to all boys in First through Fifth grades (6-10 years old). There are several active Cub Scout packs in Brooklyn. Each pack is sponsored by a religious or community organization. Cubs learn by doing fun activities with other boys their age. For more information or a referral to a pack near you, please use the Contact Us link above.

Boy Scouting

Scout Troops are open to all boys in Fifth through Twelfth grades (11-18 years old). There are several active Scout Troops in Brooklyn. Each pack is sponsored by a religious or community organization. Boy Scouts learn leadership in troop positions such as Patrol Leader. For more information, or a referral to a troop near you, please use the Contact Us link above.

GNYC Scout Camps

The Greater New York Council's camp facilities are the places that Cub Packs and Scout Troops may go for weekend Scout Activity Days or overnight camping trips and Camp-o-Rees, as well as for summer camp. Click the camp name to go to the camp's website.

Girl Scouting Sites

Brooklyn Scout Parent

The Brooklyn Scout Parent Examiner is a news column about Brooklyn Scouting.

Sticks, Rocks, and Dirt

Sticks, Rocks, and Dirt A blog about family camping, sharing nature with kids, and finding nature in the city.

Brooklyn Wildlife

Brooklyn Wildlife Examiner Articles about wildlife in New York City.