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A Scout Is Courteous

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.

5th point of the Scout Law

Being courteous means treating others with respect. Scouts show courtesy to everyone, regardless of age, social status, faith, gender, or other traits. Here are some ideas for the fifth point of the Scout Law.

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Thank You Note Template

Thank You Note Template

It is really important for kids to learn how to say “Thank You”. Gratitude is something which needs to be taught, and Cub Scouts is a perfect forum for doing this.

Phone Etiquette

Phone etiquette does not come naturally to most kids. It needs to be taught. Here are some very basic rules for talking on the phone.

Respectful Listening

Dealing with Scouts who won’t listen when somebody is speaking can be a real challenge. Here are some tips and a code of conduct to help them listen and ask questions respectfully.

Good Manners Napkins

Do you ever feel like you are repeating yourself when you are teaching your kids table manners? Your Cub Scouts can make Good Manners napkins for their holiday table or even for everyday family dinners.

The Outdoor Code

Every Scout who is spending time outdoors should be familiar with the Outdoor Code. It is especially important for Webelos, Scouts BSA, and Venturers who are out camping regularly.

What is Good Sportsmanship?

Scouting and sports go together. Many recognitions require that the Scout discuss sportsmanship. Youth must remember to be courteous to each other at sporting events.

Respect Ceremony for Cub Scouts

This is a simple ceremony which can be used as an opening or a closing for a Cub Scout meeting with the theme of “Respect” which ties in with the Scout Law point of “Courteous”.

Magic Words Ceremony

This is a ceremony from an old roundtable handout. It would fit with any meeting where Cub Scouts working on improving their manners or are learning that words matter. Use it as a closing ceremony.

Thank You Ceremony

I found this ceremony in some old program helps. It will help Cub Scouts remember to be courteous by saying Thank You.

Pack Meeting Respect

Ideas for Pack Meeting about Respect

Talking about respect with Cub Scouts will help them understand the Scout Law points of “courteous” and “reverent”. Here are some pack meeting ideas which helps Cub Scouts practice respect for others.

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Leave No Trace Frontcountry Guidelines

Leave No Trace is an outdoor ethics program which encourages responsible use of outdoor resources. The frontcountry guidelines are the guidelines for day-use areas like parks and trails.

The Scout Law 1

The Scout Law

I like the simplicity of the Scout Law. It is brief and therefore easy for youth to memorize. But it covers a lot of ground. A Scout is: Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, Reverent.

What Is Scout Spirit

What Is Scout Spirit?

Scout spirit is mentioned in several of the requirements for Scouts BSA ranks. But what is Scout spirit and how does a Scout go about demonstrating it? Hint: Think about the Scout Law.

Trustworthy Tommy Song

Trustworthy Tommy Song

Scouts of all ages need to learn the Scout Law. This classic Trustworthy Tommy song will help them remember the twelve points of the Scout Law and to understand what the points mean.

A Scout’s Prayer by Lord Baden-Powell

This prayer is attributed to Lord Baden-Powell himself. B-P clearly believed that faith was an important component of his Scouting program. So while Scouting is not specific to any particular faith, there is a spiritual aspect to it. This prayer, based on the Scout Law, would be appropriate for most groups of Scouts.

Scout Law Prayer

A Scout is Reverent. This is another Scout Law prayer which incorporates the twelve points of the Scout Law.


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