I wrote this from memory. I think I have it right except I think I am missing something from the oath.
Pretty good principles to live by then and now.
The Twelve Points of the Scout Law
A Scout is:
Do a good turn daily.
On my honor I will do my best, to do my duty to God and my Country.
To obey the Scout law.
To help other people at all times.
To keep myself physically fit, mentally awake, and morally straight.
This is from the internet:
I had it mostly right, but they do have and Outdoor Code I don't remember at all. I hope it is something they came up since 1965.
Boy Scout Oath, Law,
Motto and Slogan
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.
Note that the Boy Scout Oath has traditionally been considered to have three promises. Those three promises are delineated by the semicolons in the Oath, which divide it into three clauses. The three promises of the Scout Oath are, therefore:
- Duty to God and country,
- Duty to other people, and
- Duty to self
Men and women of the past worked to make America great, and many gave their lives for their country. By being a good family member and a good citizen, by working for your country's good and obeying its laws, you do your duty to your country. Obeying the Scout Law means living by its 12 points.
DUTY TO OTHER PEOPLE: Many people need help. A cheery smile and a helping hand make life easier for others. By doing a Good Turn daily and helping when you're needed, you prove yourself a Scout and do your part to make this a better world.
DUTY TO SELF: Keeping yourself physically strong means taking care of your body. Eat the right foods and build your strength. Staying mentally awake means learn all you can, be curious, and ask questions. Being morally straight means to live your life with honesty, to be clean in your speech and actions, and to be a person of strong character.
- and Reverent.
- Be clean in my outdoor manners
- Be careful with fire
- Be considerate in the outdoors, and
- Be conservation minded.