The Cub Scout Promise
I 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.
Cub Scout Promise & What that Promise Means!
It’s important not just to say the Promise, but to know what it means.
When you say “I promise,” it means you will do your best to keep your word. It is very important to keep your promises and to stand by the things you say. This shows people that they can trust you and rely on you.
To do my best
Giving your best effort is right and honest. Always remember that your best is not the same as someone else’s best. Doing the best you can is more important than trying to be better than someone else.
To do my duty to God
Doing what is right and not doing things we know are wrong is one way to do our duty to God. Another way is to practice our religion at home and at our place of worship. We should respect other people’s religious beliefs even if they are different from our own.
And my country
Duty to country starts with being a good citizen. This means caring about the people in your community and helping people. Good citizenship also means obeying the law. It means standing up for the rights of all Americans. Good citizens also take care of America’s land, water, and natural places.
To help other people
Helping other people means doing things to help those around you—your family, friends, classmates, neighbors, and others in your community—without having to be told.
And to obey the Law of the Pack
Besides obeying the Law of the Pack (below), you should obey the laws in your community and state, the rules in your school, the rules at home, and the code of conduct in your den.
What does the BIBLE say about keeping Promises?
Numbers 30:1-2 “Moses spoke to the heads of the tribes of the people of Israel, saying, “This is what the Lord has commanded. If a man vows a vow to the Lord, or swears an oath to bind himself by a pledge, he shall not break his word. He shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.”
Psalms 89:34 “I will not violate my covenant or alter the word that went forth from my lips.”