Boy ScoutS of AmericA
Cub Scout Promise
I, (name), promise to do my best
To do my duty to God and my country,
To help other people and
To obey the Law of the Pack.
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.
As a Venturer, I promise to do my duty to
God and help strengthen America, to help
others, and to seek truth, fairness, and
adventure in our world.
Boy Scouts of America
information for parents
A parent or guardian must certify that he or she has read this information sheet for all applicants under 18 years of age.
(Venturing and Sea Scout members: It is important that you share this with your parents.)
Welcome to the Boy Scouts of America!
Your child is joining more than 4 million members of the Boy Scouts of America. Please take the time to
review this material and reflect upon its importance.
The BSA and the Chartered Organization
The Boy Scouts of America makes Scouting available to our nation’s youth by chartering community
organizations to operate Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, Varsity Scout teams, Venturing crews, and
Sea Scout ships.
The chartered organization must provide an adequate and safe meeting place and capable adult leadership,
and must adhere to the principles and policies of the BSA. The BSA local council provides unit leader training,
program ideas, camping facilities, literature, professional guidance for volunteer leaders, and liability insur-
Scouting’s Volunteers and You
Scouting’s adult volunteers provide leadership at the unit, district, council, and national levels. Many are
parents of Scouts; many entered Scouting as youth members. Each chartered organization establishes a unit
committee, which operates its Scouting unit,