Guiding principles

Cub Scouts is guided by the ideals and principles espoused in the Scout Oath and the Scout Law.

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.

Scout Law

“A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.”

Scout Motto

Do Your Best! This means to try as hard as you can in everything you do.

Cub Scouts’ 12 Core Values

  1. Citizenship.  Contributing service and showing responsibility to local, state and national communities.
  2. Compassion. Being kind and considerate and showing concern for the well-being of others. Thinking about how another person would feel and then acting in a way that shows kindness toward that person.
  3. Cooperation. Being helpful and working together toward a common goal.
  4. Courage. Being brave and doing what is right regardless of our fears, the difficulties or the consequences.
  5. Faith. Having inner strength and confidence based on our trust in God.
  6. Heath and Fitness. Being personally committed to keeping our minds and bodies clean and fit.
  7. Honesty. Always telling the truth and being worthy of trust.
  8. Perseverance. Sticking with something and not giving up, even if it becomes difficult to finish.
  9. Positive attitude. Being cheerful and setting our minds to look for and find the best in all situations.
  10. Resourcefulness. Using human and other resources to their fullest.
 
  11. Respect. Showing regard for the worth of something or someone.
 
  12. Responsibility. Fulfilling our duty to God, country, other people, and ourselves.

Scout Outdoor Code

I will do my best to:

  • Be clean in my outdoor manners.  I will treat the outdoors as a heritage.  I will take care of it for myself and others.  I will keep my trash and garbage out of lakes, streams, fields, woods, and roadways.
  • Be careful with fire.  I will prevent wildfire.  I will build my fires only where they are appropriate.  When I have finished using a fire, I will make sure it is cold out.  I will leave a clean fire ring, or remove all evidence of my fire.
  • Be considerate in the outdoors.  I will treat public and private property with respect.  I will use low-impact methods of hiking and camping.
  • Be conservation minded.  I will learn how to practice good conservation of soil, waters, forests, minerals, grasslands, wildlife, and energy.  I will urge others to do the same.

Pack 130 Code of Conduct

Scouts Parents
  • Be on time.
  • Wear the Scout uniform properly, as shown in each Scout book.
  • When the Scout Sign is up, only adult leaders speak.
  • Follow instructions and help others to follow them.
  • Take pride in yourself, your Pack and your community.
  • Follow the Principles of Leave No Trace.
  • DO YOUR BEST.
PARENTAL LEADERSHIP Cub Scouting is based on parent/child participation. The success of Pack 130’s Scouting program is based entirely on our parents – no parent involvement, no activities. Parents are expected to contribute in these ways:

  • Accompany your Cub Scout(s) to Pack and Den activities.
  • Help out during special events (e.g., Pinewood Derby, Bike Rally, Blue and Gold Dinner).
  • Plan and run one Den meeting (there are numerous online resources to assist with this).
  • Assist in maintaining order during Pack and Den functions (non-Scout siblings are welcome at functions, but parents are responsible for the conduct of their non-Scout children at all times).