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.
This promise, along with the Scout Law, is emphasized in ALL Troop 127 meetings and activities. Our scouts are expected to live by the Scout Oath and Law each and every day, in everything they do. This is part of demonstrating Scout Spirit, a requirement to advance in rank.
We expect and encourage our scouts to be involved in many community service projects, often as Eagle and Life Projects, as part of their promise to help others and to do their duty to their country. Troop 127 scouts have volunteered several thousands of cumulative hours serving their community. We take pride in the their accomplishments. See our Galleries page for a few of the recent Life and Eagle Projects completed by our scouts.
A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly,
Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful,
Thrifty, Brave, Clean, Reverent.
Meaning of the Boy Scout Law
A Scout is Trustworthy
A Scout tells the truth. He is honest, and he keeps his promises. People can depend on him. A Scout tells the truth. He is honest, and he keeps his promises. People can depend on him.
A Scout is Loyal
A Scout is true to his family, friends, Scout leaders, school, and nation.
A Scout is Helpful
A Scout cares about other people. He willingly volunteers to help others without expecting payment or reward.
A Scout is Friendly
A Scout is a friend to all. He is a brother to other Scouts. He offers his friendship to people of all races and nations, and respects them even if their beliefs and customs are different from his own.
A Scout is Courteous
A Scout is polite to everyone regardless of age or position. He knows that using good manners makes it easier for people to get along.
A Scout is Kind
A Scout knows there is strength in being gentle. He treats others as he wants to be treated. Without good reason, he does not harm or kill any living thing.
A Scout is Obedient
A Scout follows the rules of his family, school, and troop. He obeys the laws of his community and country. If he thinks these rules and laws are unfair, he tries to have them changed in an orderly manner rather than disobeying
A Scout is Cheerful
A Scout looks for the bright side of life. He cheerfully does tasks that come his way. He tries to make others happy.
A Scout is Thrifty
A Scout works to pay his own way and to help others. He saves for the future. He protects and conserves natural resources. He carefully uses time and property.
A Scout is Brave
A Scout can face danger although he is afraid. He has the courage to stand for what he thinks is right even if others laugh at him or threaten him.
A Scout is Clean
A Scout keeps his body and mind fit and clean. He chooses the company of those who live by high standards. He helps keep his home and community clean.
A Scout is Reverent
A Scout is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties. He respects the beliefs of others.
Do a good turn daily
As an American, I will do my best to —
Be clean in my outdoor manners,
Be careful with fire,
Be considerate in the outdoors, and