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More Arrow of Light Requirements


Previously, I provided a few of the Boy Scout-related Arrow of Light requirements for second year Webelos. Specifically, The Meaning of the Scout Oath, The Boy Scout Uniform, The Scout Badge, and The Square Knot.

Here are some more.



The Meaning of the Scout Law

The Scout Law has 12 points. Each is a goal for every Scout. He does his best to live up to the Law. It is not always easy to do, but a Scout always tries.



A Scout is TRUSTWORTHY.

A Scout tells the truth. He keeps his promises. Honesty is part of his code of conduct. People can depend on him.



A Scout is LOYAL.

A Scout is true to his family, friends, Scout leaders, school, nation, and the community of the world.



A Scout is HELPFUL.

A Scout is concerned about other people. He does things willingly for others without pay or reward.



A Scout is FRIENDLY.

A Scout is a friend to all. He is a brother to other Scouts, and all the people of the world. He seeks to understand others. He respects those with ideas and customs other than his own.



A Scout is COURTEOUS.

A Scout is polite to everyone. He knows that good manners make it easier for people to get along together.



A Scout is KIND.

A Scout understands there is strength in being gentle. He treats others as he wants to be treated. He is not cruel to living things.



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 them.



A Scout is CHEERFUL.

A Scout looks for the bright side of things. He cheerfully does tasks that come his way. He tries to make others happy.



A Scout is THRIFTY.

A Scout works to pay his 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 even if 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 admires those who believe in living by these same ideals. 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.



The Scout Motto

The Scout motto is "Be Prepared." Someone once asked Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, "Be prepared for what?" Baden-Powell replied, "Why, for any old thing." That's



just the idea. The Scout motto means that you are always ready to do your duty and to face danger, if necessary, to help others.

The Scout Slogan

The Scout Slogan is “Do a good turn daily.”

This does not mean that you are supposed to do one Good Turn during the day and then stop. On the contrary - it means you do at least one Good Turn a day. It means looking for opportunities to help and then helping, quietly and without boasting.

Remember always that a Good Turn is an extra act of kindness, not just something you do because it is good manners.



The Scout Sign

The Scout sign identifies you as a Scout anywhere in the world. Use it whenever you give the Scout Oath or Scout Law.

The three upraised fingers stand for the three parts of the Scout Oath. The thumb and little finger together stand for the bond between all Scouts.

The Scout Salute



The Scout salute signifies respect and courtesy. You use it to salute the flag of the United States of America. During some ceremonies, you may also salute your Webelos leaders or Boy Scout leaders.

To give the Scout salute, place the fingers of your right hand in position as for the Scout sign. Bring the hand smartly up to your head, palm sideways, until your forefinger touches the edge of your cap above the right eye or, if you are capless, your forehead above the right eye. When the salute is completed, snap your hand down quickly to your side.

The Scout Handclasp



To give the Scout handclasp, use your left hand instead of the right. Do not interlock your fingers. The Scout handclasp is a token of friendship. That's why you use your left hand-the one nearest your heart.




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