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Scout Oath and Scout Law will be used in Cub Scouts

Published on December 11, 2014

While the Scout Oath and Scout Law will be used in Cub Scouts beginning on June 1, 2015, the current Cub Scout motto, sign, salute and handshake won’t change.

That news isn’t new, but Scouters have been emailing me with the question. So this morning I went to Bob Scott, Cub Scout Experience Manager, to confirm.

Indeed it’s true. To support the mission of Cub Scouting, Cub Scouts will begin to use the Scout Oath and Scout Law currently used in Boy Scouting and Venturing. But they’ll keep the Cub Scout motto, sign, salute and handshake.

For the latest information about the changes coming to Cub Scouting in 2015, visit and bookmark the Program Updates page. (The site also contains info on the changes to Venturing in 2014 and Boy Scouting in 2016.)

But this post’s all about Cub Scouting, so let’s recap what is changing and what isn’t when it comes to the mechanics of Cub Scouting:

Being retired from Cub Scouting on June 1, 2015

  • 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.
  • Law of the Pack
    • The Cub Scout follows Akela.
      The Cub Scout helps the pack go.
      The pack helps the Cub Scout grow.
      The Cub Scout gives goodwill.

Staying in Cub Scouting (not changing)

  • Cub Scout motto
    • Do Your Best
  • Cub Scout sign
    • Two separated fingers held up high (like a peace sign)
  • Cub Scout salute
    • Two fingers together held above the brow
  • Cub Scout handshake
    • Handshake with two fingers extended

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New to Cub Scouting on June 1, 2015

  • 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.
  • Scout Law
    A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly,
    courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty,
    brave, clean, and reverent.

http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2014/12/05/cub-scout-motto-sign-salute-handshake-wont-change/

 
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Colorado Gives Day – Results

Published on December 10, 2014

 Once again on Colorado Gives Day, Coloradans came together to raise millions of dollars for nonprofits like ours. This year, a remarkable $26 million was distributed to the 1,677 Colorado nonprofits. With your generous donations, the Longs Peak Council raised over $38,000 to support the development of our youth! Without your kind gifts the service we provide for the youth in this council would not be possible, and for that we want to express our heartfelt appreciation. Thank You. 

 
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Colorado Gives Day

Published on December 6, 2014

www.coloradogives.org/BoyScouts

For five years running Community First Foundation and FirstBank are working together along with nonprofits around the state to host Colorado Gives Day, lasting the whole day on December 9th, 2014! The goal is to promote giving to nonprofits in Colorado through online donations, to achieve this on December 9th all fees charged by third party vendors for online donations will be subsidized! Another great benefit to donating on this day is called the $1 Million Dollar Incentive Fund, which proportionally doubles the value of donations received by a nonprofit organization; the fund is created by Community First Foundation and FirstBank and at 1 million dollars is a 300% increase from past years!

The donations are made online at ColoradoGives.org, which features nearly 1500 Colorado nonprofits, along with up to date information and an easy way to support them! The website for donations is up year round, however the added bonuses of a fund and lack of fees is only available during Colorado Gives Day!

 
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What’s the difference between Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts?

Published on December 1, 2014

http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2014/11/20/difference-between-cub-scouts-and-boy-scouts/

 
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