Tag Archives: Scout Oath

By Michelle Carpenter
Dec 29, 2016

A Scout is Courteous–12 Days of a Scout Christmas

Traditionally, the 12 Days of Christmas start on Christmas Day and last until the evening of January 5th – also known as Twelfth Night. The 12 Days have been celebrated in Europe since before the middle ages and were a time of celebration. It has been our custom at The Boy Scout to post a Scouter’s […]

By Melany Gardner
May 30, 2016

Answering the Hard Questions On the BSA Adult Policy

Last year, the Boy Scouts of America amended their adult leadership policy, prohibiting discrimination against employees and volunteers on the basis of sexual orientation. Since that time, many questions still remain as to how this policy will and will not affect your Scouting experience. The BSA released a FAQ to help answer some of those questions. This document, along […]

By Shaun Heaton
Feb 21, 2016

Three Brothers Chat on Why Scouting Matters

Shaun Heaton, long time Scouter, pulled three of his Eagle Scout sons together to share how the Six Pillars for communication with LDS leaders played out in each of their lives. Shaun presents each of these pillars to his sons’ for their responses in the video below: (A transcript of this interview follows the video.) Pillar 1: Testimony […]

By Melany Gardner
Dec 12, 2015

Count Down to the Holiday with the Twelve Days of a Scout Christmas

Visit The Voice of Scouting everyday for the Twelve Days of a Scout Christmas beginning Monday, Dec 14, and find inspiring Christmas messages of Scouts giving the gift of living the Scout Oath and Law. This has been one of our favorite Christmas traditions on The Boy Scout, but we have decided to move it over to […]

By Annaleis Smith
Sep 30, 2014

Cub Scouts to use the Scout Oath and Law

(Part 3 of 10 in a series about the new Cub Scout Adventure Program) The Scout Oath – Boy Scouts have been saying it for years.  Varsity and Venturing Scouts make the switch this year.  And next year the “One Oath, One Law” initiative will be complete. When the New Cub Scout Adventure program rolls […]

By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Aug 17, 2014

Teaching Duty

Part of a speech given by Bishop Gary E. Stevenson, Presiding Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at the Boy Scouts of America national annual meeting on 23 May 2013. So here is the lesson for us. Duty to God is a new concept for young minds. Scouts need the understanding that goes […]

By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Aug 03, 2014

Duty to God: The Road to Manhood

Part of a speech given by Bishop Gary E. Stevenson, Presiding Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at the Boy Scouts of America national annual meeting on 23 May 2013. Sometimes we forget that we are part of a like-minded faith-based society —  that the precepts embodied in the scout oath, are generally […]

By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Jul 20, 2014

A Strong Foundation

In 2004 Hurricane Ivan swept through the Caribbean and the United States. At its peak, it reached category 5 strength and winds as high as 165 miles per hour, becoming the 10th most intense Atlantic hurricane on record.[1] Damages were estimated at nearly 19 billion dollars.[2] One of the islands hit hardest was Grand Cayman. During part […]

By Melany Gardner
Dec 23, 2013

Twelve Days of Christmas: Day 2 – A Scout is Clean

The tenth attribute in the Scout Law is to be clean. A Scout is clean in thought, word and deed. He uses clean language. He speaks good of others. He is well-kept in appearance. He is morally straight. President Gordon B. Hinckley’s specifically spent many words to describe his third “Be Attitude” — be clean. […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jun 05, 2013

Boy Scouts of America membership standards resolution

http://scoutingmagazine.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/proposed-membership-standards-resolution.pdf Boy Scouts of America Membership Standards Resolution WHEREAS, it is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law: Scout Oath On my honor I will do my best […]

By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
May 23, 2013

Teach the Cadence and the Meaning of the Scout Oath

Part of a speech given by Bishop Gary E. Stevenson, Presiding Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at the Boy Scouts of America national annual meeting on 23 May 2013. As a young Boy Scout, I learned the Scout Oath. I recited it each week with the following cadence breaks: On my honor, […]

By Ken Krogue
May 17, 2013

Eagle Scouts and The Scout Oath Still Mean Something

The year was 1982. I was in my junior year in high school and applying for scholarships and appointments to the Air Force and the United States Naval Academy. I was amazed that both Academies asked if I was an Eagle Scout. The profiles both showed an inordinate amount of Eagle Scouts in their alumni […]