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Cub Scout Values

The Cub Scout Motto
Do Your Best

The Scout Oath or 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 Scout Law
A Scout is 
Clean, and

Aims of Scouting
Participatory Citizenship
Character Development
Personal Fitness

Does this sound like something you want for your child? If so, please let us know—we would love to have you join us!

[In the picture: Tigers (1st graders) doing a flag ceremony]

Scouting Teaches Positive Values

Scouting provides youth with an opportunity to try new things, provide service to others, build self-confidence, and reinforce ethical standards. These opportunities not only help them when they are young, but also carry forward into their adult lives, improving their relationships, their work lives, their family lives, and the values by which they live. You can read more here.

In Cub Scouts, we teach values, but what effect does that have? A Tufts University study conducted over a three-year period showed that boys who engage in Scouting activities on a regular basis report significant increases in the following qualities:
  • cheerfulness
  • hopefulness
  • helpfulness
  • obedience
  • kindness
The study also showed that Scouts were significantly more likely than non-Scouts to choose other-oriented values, such as helping others and doing the right thing. Scouting instilled these values better than sports, and better than a combination of Scouting and sports. The longer Cub Scouts are active in their pack, the greater their...
  • self-regulation
  • trustworthiness
  • hopes for the future
What's more, their grades are better, too! In short, being in Cub Scouts has a positive, near-term effect on young people, and the longer they are involved with Scouting, the greater the effect. Scouting works. Watch the video here.

In addition to the immediate impact on youth, Scouting teaches values that serve people throughout their lives. An in-depth Harris poll showed that about four out of five men who were Scouts in their youth agree with the following:
  • the values they learned as Scouts continued to be important to them
  • what they learned in Scouting helped them be better leaders
  • the self-confidence they learned in Scouting carried over into their work as adults
(Read a summary of the poll here.)

Here is a highly condensed list of men who were Scouts in their youth and went on to achieve excellence in their fields:

Hank Aaron
Neil Armstrong [pictured; photo courtesy of NASA]
Jimmy Buffet
Gerald R. Ford
Harrison Ford
Bill Gates
Michael Jordan
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Branford Marsalis
Ellison Onizuka
Mike Rowe
Nolan Ryan
Steven Spielberg
Jimmy Stewart
Joe Theisman 
Sam Walton
John Wayne

See more here.

Actors, astronauts (2/3 of all astronauts were Scouts!), athletes, businessmen, directors, musicians, politicians, and more—so many men who accomplished extraordinary things in their lives were Scouts when they were boys. What will your Cub Scout grow up to be?

Want your child to experience the positive influence of Cub Scouting? Please let us know!