Bobcat Basics

THE SCOUT OATH
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.

THE SCOUT LAW
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly,
courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty,
brave, clean, and reverent.

THE CUB SCOUT MOTTO
Do Your Best

THE CUB SCOUT SIGN
Cub Scout Sign
HOW TO MAKE THE SIGN:
Two separated fingers held up high and looks like Wolf Ears!
The Cub Scout sign is made with the right arm held high and straight up above the shoulder, with the index and middle fingers forming a V.
The other fingers are held with the thumb.
WHY WE MAKE THE SIGN:
The two extended fingers stand for the parts of the Cub Scout Promise, “to help other people” and “to obey.” They also stand for the two alert ears of a wolf. This is the sign of Cub Scouts all over the world.
WHEN TO WE USE IT:
The Cub Scout sign should be given when repeating the Cub Scout Oath or Law of the Pack. It is also used in ceremonies, and to symbolize that you are listening.

THE CUB SCOUT SALUTE
Two fingers together held above the eyebrow.
Point your first two fingers of your right hand out straight and close together. Touch the tips of the fingers to your cap or if not wearing a cap then to your eyebrow. A salute is a way to show respect. When you salute a leader (either adult or other scout), you show him or her that you respect their position. When you salute the flag, you show that you are proud of your country.

THE CUB SCOUT HANDSHAKE
Handshake with two fingers extended
Using your right hand, place your first two fingers along the inside of the other boy’s wrist. This means that you help and that you obey the law of the Pack.