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Boy Scouts
 

Boy Scouts learn and strive to

live by the Scout Law:

A Scout is trustworthy, loyal,

helpful, friendly, courteous,

kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty,

brave, dean, and reverent.

 

Many of the core values of Cub Scouting relate directly to the Scout Law:

Core Value Scout Law

Compassion Kind

Cooperation Helpful

Courage Brave

Health and Fitness Clean

Honesty Trustworthy

Positive Attitude Cheerful

Following are the requirements for joining the Boy Scouts.


  1. Meet age requirements. Be a boy who has completed the fifth grade or is 11 years old, or has earned the Arrow of Light Award but is under 18 years old.

  2. Complete a Boy Scout application and health history signed by your parent or guardian.

  3. Find a Scout troop near your home.

  4. Repeat the Pledge of Allegiance.

  5. Demonstrate the Scout sign, salute, and handshake.

  6. Demonstrate tying the square knot (a joining knot).

  7. Understand and agree to live by the Scout Oath or promise, Law, motto, and slogan, and the Outdoor Code.

  8. Describe the Scout badge.

  9. Complete the pamphlet exercises. With your parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse: A Parent's Guide

  10. Participate in a Scoutmaster conference. Turn in your Boy Scout application and health history form signed by your parent or guardian, then participate in a Scoutmaster conference.

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 time;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight
 

Scout Motto:  Be prepared.

Scout Slogan: Do a good turn daily!

The Outdoor Code

As an American I will do my best to:

Be clean in my outdoor manners,
I will treat the outdoors as a heritage. I will take care of it for myself and others. I will keep my trash and garbage out of lakes, streams, fields, woods, and roadways.
Be careful with fire,
I will prevent wildfire. I will build my fires only where they are appropriate. When I have finished using a fire, I will make sure it is cold-out. I will leave a clean fire ring, or remove all evidence of my fire.
Be considerate in the outdoors,
I will treat public and private property with respect. I will use low-impact methods of hiking and camping.
Be conservation-minded.
I will learn how to practice good conservation of soil, waters, forests, minerals, grasslands, wildlife, and energy. I will urge others to do the same.

The SCOUT LAW

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.

LOYAL. A Scout is true to his family, Scout leaders, friends, school, and nation.

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

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

COURTEOUS. A Scout is polite to everyone regardless of age or position. He knows good manners make it easier for people to get along together.

KIND. A Scout understands there is strength in being gentle. He treats others as he wants to be treated. He does not hurt or kill harmless things without reason.

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 disobey them.

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

THRIFTY. A Scout works to pay his way and to help others. He saves for unforeseen needs. He protects and conserves natural resources. He carefully uses time and property.

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 or threaten him.

CLEAN. A Scout keeps his body and mind fit and clean. He goes around with those who believe in living by these same ideals. He helps keep his home and community clean.

REVERENT. A Scout is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties. He respects the beliefs of others.

BSA Ranks from Bobcat to Quartermaster!

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Scout Rank

  1. Complete the fifth grade, or be 11 years old, or have earned the Arrow of Light
  2. Submit a completed Boy Scout Application and health history signed by you parent or guardian.
  3. Repeat the Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Demonstrate the following
  5. Scout Sign
  6. Salute
  7. Handclasp
  8. Demonstrate tying the square knot
  9. Understand the following
  10. Scout Oath
  11. Scout Law
  12. Scout Motto
  13. Scout Slogan
  14. Outdoor code
  15. Describe the Scout Badge
  16. With your parent or guardian, complete the exercises in "How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse and Drug Abuse. (Ed Note this is a pamphlet, found just inside the front cover of the 1995 Boy Scout Handbook)
  17. Participate in a Scoutmaster Conference

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Second Class Rank

  1. Do the following:
    1. Demonstrate how a compass works and how to orient a map.
      Explain what the map symbols mean.
    2. Using a compass and a map together, take a five mile hike (or 10 miles by bike) approved by your adult leader and your parent or guardian.*
  2. Do the following:
    1. Since joining, have participate in five separate troop/patrol activities (other than troop/patrol meetings), two of which included camping overnight.
    2. On one of these camp outs, select your patrol site and sleep in a tent that you pitched.
    3. On one camp out, demonstrate proper care, sharpening, and use of the knife, saw and ax, and describe when they should be used. (ie Earn your Tote-N-Chip card)
    4. Use the tools listed in 2c to prepare tinder, kindling, and fuel for a cooking fire.
    5. Discuss when it is appropriate to use a cooking fire and a lightweight stove.
      Discuss the safety procedures for using both.
    6. Demonstrate how to light a fire and a lightweight stove.
    7. On one campout, plan and cook over an open fire one hot breakfast or lunch for yourself, selecting foods from the food pyramid. Explain the importance of good nutrition. Tell how to transport, store, and prepare the foods you selected.
  3. Participate in a flag ceremony for your school, religious institution, community or troop.
  4. Participate in an approved (minimum 1 hour) service project.
  5. Identify or show evidence of at least ten kinds of wild animals found in your community.
  6. Do the following:
    1. Show what to do for "hurry" cases of: stopped breathing, serious bleeding and internal poisoning.
    2. Prepare a personal first aid kit to take with you on a hike.
    3. Demonstrate first aid for the following:
      • Object in the eye.
      • Bite of a suspected rabid animal.
      • Puncture wounds from : a splinter, nail, and fishhook.
      • Serious burns (second degree)
      • Heat exhaustion
      • Shock
      • Heat stroke, dehydration, hypothermia, and hyperventilation
  7. Second Class swim requirements are as follows :
    1. Tell what precautions must be taken for a safe swim.
    2. Demonstrate your ability to jump feet first into water over your head in depth, level off and swim 25 feet on the surface, stop, turn sharply, resume swimming, then return to your starting place.
    3. Demonstrate water rescue by reaching with your arm or leg, by reaching with a suitable object, and by throwing lines and objects. Explain why swimming rescues should not be attempted when a reaching or throwing rescue is possible, and explain why and how a rescue swimmer should avoid contact with the victim.
  8. Participate in a school, community, or troop program on the dangers of using drugs, alcohol, and tobacco, and other practices that could be harmful to your health. Discuss your participation in the program with family.
  9. Demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath (Promise) and Scout Law in your everyday life.
  10. Participate in a Scoutmaster Conference
  11. Complete your "Board of Review".

Notes

*If you use a wheelchair or crutches, or if it is difficult for you to get around, you may substitute "trip" for "hike".


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Star Rank

  1. Be active in your troop and patrol for at least 4 months as a First Class Scout
  2. Demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath (Promise) and Scout Law in your everyday life.
  3. Earn six merit badges, including any four from the required list for Eagle.
  4. While First Class Scout, take part in service projects totaling at least 6 hours of work. These projects must be approved by your scoutmaster.
  5. While First Class Scout, serve actively four months in one or more of the following positions of responsibility
    1. Boy Scout troop.
      • Patrol leader,
      • assistant senior patrol leader,
      • senior patrol leader,
      • troop guide,
      • den chief,
      • scribe,
      • librarian,
      • Order of the Arrow troop Representive,
      • historian,
      • quartermaster,
      • junior assistant scoutmaster,
      • chaplain aide, or
      • instructor.
    2. Varsity Scout team.
      • Captain,
      • cocaptain,
      • program manager,
      • squad leader,
      • team secretary,
      • Order of the Arrow troop Representive,
      • librarian,
      • quartermaster,
      • chaplain aide,
      • instructor, or
      • den chief.
  6. Participate in a Scoutmaster Conference
  7. Complete your "Board of Review".

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Life Scout

  1. Be active in your troop and patrol for at least 6 months as a Star Scout
  2. Demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath (Promise) and
    Scout Law in your everyday life.
  3. Earn five more merit badges (so you have 11 in all), including any three from the required list for Eagle.
  4. While Star Scout, take part in service projects totaling at least 6 hours of work. These projects must be approved by your scoutmaster.
  5. While Star Scout, serve actively six months in one or more of the following positions of responsibility
    1. Boy Scout troop.
      • Patrol leader,
      • assistant senior patrol leader,
      • senior patrol leader,
      • troop guide,
      • Order of the Arrow troop Representive,
      • den chief,
      • scribe,
      • librarian,
      • historian,
      • quartermaster,
      • junior assistant scoutmaster,
      • chaplain aide, or
      • instructor.
    2. Varsity Scout team.
      • Captain,
      • cocaptain,
      • program manager,
      • squad leader,
      • team secretary,
      • Order of the Arrow troop Representive,
      • librarian,
      • quartermaster,
      • chaplain aide,
      • instructor, or
      • den chief.
    .
  6. Participate in a Scoutmaster Conference
  7. Complete your "Board of Review".

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Tenderfoot Rank

  1. Present yourself to your leader, properly dressed, before going on an overnight camping trip. Show the camping gear you will use. Show the right way to pack and carry it.
  2. Spend at least one night on a patrol or troop camp out. Sleep in a tent that you have helped pitch.
  3. On the campout, assist in preparing and cooking one of your patrol's meals. Tell why it is important for each patrol member to share in meal preparation and cleanup, and explain the importance of eating together.
  4. Demonstrate:
  5. How to whip and fuse the ends of a rope.
  6. Tying two half hitches and a tautline hitch by using these knots to pitch a tent.
  7. Explain the rules of safe hiking, both on the highway and cross-country during the day and the night. Explain what to do if you are lost.
  8. Demonstrate how to display, raise, lower and fold the American flag.
  9. Repeat from memory and explain in your own words the:
  10. Scout Oath
  11. Scout Law
  12. Scout Motto
  13. Scout Slogan
  14. Know your patrol name, give the patrol yell and describe your patrol flag.
    (ed note: Troop 339 has all of the BSA Patrol emlbems posted here.)
  15. Explain the buddy system in Scouting.
  16. Do the following:
  17. Record your best in : Pushups_____, Pull-ups _____,
    Sit-ups ____, Standing long jump ____(ft.)____(in.)
    1/4 mile _____ (mins.) _____(secs.)
  18. Show improvement after practicing for 30 days in the:
    Pushups_____, Pull-ups_____,
    Sit-ups_____, Standing long jump ____(ft.)____(in.)
    1/4 mile _____ (mins.) _____(secs.)
  19. Identify local poisonous plants and tell how to treat for exposure to them.
  20. Do the following:
  21. Demonstrate the Heimlich Maneuver and tell when it is used.
  22. Show first aid for :
      ___ Simple cuts & Scratches,
      ___ Blisters on the hand and foot,
      ___ Minor burns or scalds,
      ___ Insect bites,
      ___ Poisonous snakebite,
      ___ Nosebleed,
      ___ Frostbite and sunburn
  23. Participate in a Scoutmaster Conference
  24. Board of Review.

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First Class Rank

  1. Demonstrate how to find directions during the day and at night, without using a compass
  2. Using a compass, complete an orienteering course that covers at least one mile and requires measuring the height and/ or width of designated items (tree, tower, canyon, ditch, etc.).
  3. Since joining, have participated in ten separate troop/patrol activities (other than troop/patrol meetings), three of which included camping overnight.
  4. Frist Class Cooking Requirements are as follows
    1. Help plan a patrol menu for one campout--including one breakfast, lunch, annd dinner -- that requires cooking. Tell how the menu includes food from the food pyramid and meets nutritional needs.
    2. Using the menu planned in requirement 4a, make a list showing the cost and food amounts needed to feed three or more boys and secure the ingredients.
    3. Tell what pans, utensils, and other gear will be needed to cook and serve these meals.
    4. Explain the procedures to follow in the safe handling and storage of fresh meats, dairy products, eggs, vegetables, and other perishable food products. Tell how to properly dispose of camp garbage, cans, plastic containers, and other rubbish.
    5. On one campout, serve as your patrol's cook. Supervise your assistant(s) in using a stove or building a cooking fire. Prepare the breakfast, lunch, and dinner planned in requirement 4a. Lead your patrol in saying grace at the meals and supervise cleanup.
  5. Visit and discuss with a selected individual approved by your leader (elected official, judge, attorney, civil servant, principal, teacher) your Constitutional rights and obligations as a U.S. citizen.
  6. Identify or show evidance of at least ten kinds of native plants found in your community.
  7. Do or Demonstrate the following:
    1. Discuss when you should and should not use lashings
    2. Demonstrate tying the timber hitch and clove hitch and their use in square, shear, and diagonal lashings by joining two or more staves together.
    3. Use lashing to make a useful camp gadget.
  8. Do the Following
    1. Demonstrate tying the bowline knot and describe several ways that it can be used.
    2. Demonstrate bandages for a sprained ankle and for injuries on the head, the upper arm, and the collarbone.
    3. Show how to transport by yourself, and with another person, a person :
      • From a smoke filled room
      • With a sprianed ankle, for at least 25 yards
    4. Tell the five most common signs of a heart attack.
      Explain the steps (procedures) in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
  9. DO the following 3 parts for this Swiming section (2002)
    1. Tell what precautions must be taken for a safe trip afloat.
    2. Successfully complete the BSA swimmer test.*
    3. With a helper and a practice victim, show a line rescue both as tender and as rescuer. (The practice victim should be approximately 30 feet from shore in deep water.)
  10. Demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath (Promise) and Scout Law in your everyday life.
  11. Participate in a Scoutmaster conference.
  12. Complete your board of review.
Notes

*This requirement may be waived by the troop committee for medical or safety reasons and replaced with alternative requirements listed on page 13 of the Boy Scout Requirements 2002 book. #33215E ISBN 0-8395-3215-6 1999 Boy Scouts of America Revised 2002

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Eagle Scout Rank

You must earn Eagle Scout, before your 18th birthday.

The following 15 badges are on the list of badges in requirement 3 for Eagle Scout.

Although a Scout must earn only 12 of them for the rank of Eagle Scout, and certain of them are therefore options for others, a Scout may choose any combination of these merit badges to fulfill requirement number 3 for Star and Life Scout. (He must have a total of 4 of these badges for Star and 7 of these badges for Life) Click here to see which badges in the list are options.

Camping, Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the World, Communications, Cycling, Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Science, Family Life, First Aid, Hiking, Lifesaving, Personal Fitness, Personal ManagementSwimming

http://www.eaglescout.org/

dedicated to helping Scouts become Eagle Scouts!

The following is a list of all of the 121 Merit Badges, arranged into 14 logical fields of activity (categories) as they appear in the BSA Pamphlet "Worksheet for Building a Merit Badge Counselor List" (No. 04439)

  1. AGRIBUSINESS
    ANIMAL SCIENCE, FARM MECHANICS, PLANT SCIENCE
     

  2. ARTS AND CRAFTS
    ART, BASKETRY, BUGLING, LEATHERWORK, METALWORK, MUSIC, POTTERY, SCULPTURE, THEATER, WOOD CARVING
     

  3. >BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY
    AMERICAN BUSINESS, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, PULP AND PAPER, SALESMANSHIP, TEXTILE
     

  4. CONSERVATION
    ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, FISH AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT, FORESTRY, SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION
     

  5. HOBBIES
    BACKPACKING, CAMPING, COIN COLLECTING, COLLECTIONS, COOKING, DOG CARE, GARDENING, HIKING, HOME REPAIRS, INDIAN LORE, MODEL DESIGN AND BUILDING, PETS, PIONEERING, RADIO, ROWING, STAMP COLLECTING
     

  6. NATURAL SCIENCE
    ARCHAEOLOGY, ASTRONOMY, BIRD STUDY, GEOLOGY, INSECT STUDY, MAMMAL STUDY, NATURE, OCEANOGRAPHY, REPTILE AND AMPHIBIAN STUDY, WEATHER
     

  7. COMMUNICATIONS
    CINEMATOGRAPHY, JOURNALISM, PHOTOGRAPHY
     

  8. PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
    AMERICAN CULTURES, AMERICAN HERITAGE, CITIZENSHIP IN THE COMMUNITY, CITIZENSHIP IN THE NATION, CITIZENSHIP IN THE WORLD, COMMUNICATIONS, DISABILITIES AWARENESS, FAMILY LIFE, GENEALOGY, PERSONAL FITNESS, PERSONAL MANAGEMENT, PUBLIC SPEAKING, READING, SCHOLARSHIP, TRAFFIC SAFETY, WILDERNESS SURVIVAL

     

  9. PHYSICAL SCIENCE
    CHEMISTRY, COMPUTERS, ELECTRICITY, ELECTRONICS, ENERGY, NUCLEAR SCIENCE (formerly Atomic Energy), SPACE EXPLORATION
     

  10. PROFESSIONS
    ARCHITECTURE, DENTISTRY, ENGINEERING, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, LAW, MEDICINE, SURVEYING, VETERINARY MEDICINE
     

  11. PUBLIC SERVICE
    CRIME PREVENTION, EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS, FINGERPRINTING, FIRE SAFETY, FIRST AID, LIFESAVING, PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY
     

  12. SPORTS
    ARCHERY, ATHLETICS, CANOEING, CLIMBING, CYCLING, FISHING, FLY FISHING, GOLF, HORSEMANSHIP, MOTORBOATING, ORIENTEERING, RIFLE SHOOTING, SHOTGUN SHOOTING, SKATING, SMALL-BOAT SAILING, SNOW SPORTS, SPORTS, SWIMMING, WATERSKIING, WHITEWATER
     

  13. TRADES
    AMERICAN LABOR, AUTO MECHANICS, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, DRAFTING, GRAPHIC ARTS, PAINTING, PLUMBING, WOODWORK
     

  14. TRANSPORTATION
    AVIATION, RAILROADING, TRUCK TRANSPORTATION

http://www.usscouts.org/usscouts/meritbadges.asp

  1. Be active in your troop and patrol for at least 6 months as a Life Scout
  2. Demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath (Promise) and
    Scout Law in your everyday life.
  3. Earn a total of 21 merit badges (10 more than already obtained for life) including the following required badges.
    1. First Aid
    2. Citizenship in the Community
    3. Citizenship in the Nation
    4. Citizenship in the World
    5. Communications
    6. * Personal Fitness New requirements
    7. Emergency Prepardness OR Lifesaving New requirements ***
    8. Environmental Science
    9. Personal Management
    10. Swimming New requirementsOR Hiking OR Cycling ***
    11. Camping
    12. Family Life
      *Please notice that SAFETY has been replaced with PERSONAL FITNESS
      ***The new Alternatives for SWIMMING are now : HIKING OR CYCLING SPORTS & PERSONAL FITNESS ARE no longer an AlternativeS for SWIMMING.
      On that note, SPORTS and SAFETY are no longer required badges.

      (Note: Since Family Life was introduced in 1994, Scouts must earn 12 badges from this required list for Eagle.)
      ***(You must choose only one merit badge listed in items g and j. If you have earned more than one of the badges listed in items g and j, choose only one from those items for to apply to the Eagle list of 12 required merit badges. The extra merit badge may count as a nonrequired badge, or toward getting a Palm.)
  4. While a Life Scout, serve actively for 6 months in one or more of the following positions of responsibility:
    1. Boy Scout troop.
      • Patrol leader,
      • assistant senior patrol leader,
      • senior patrol leader,
      • troop guide,
      • den chief,
      • scribe,
      • librarian,
      • historian,
      • quartermaster,
      • junior assistant scoutmaster,
      • chaplain aide, or
      • instructor.
    2. Varsity Scout team.
      • Captain,
      • cocaptain,
      • program manager,
      • squad leader,
      • team secretary,
      • librarian,
      • quartermaster,
      • chaplain aide,
      • instructor, or
      • den chief.
  5. While a Life Scout, plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, any school, or your community. (The project should benefit an organization other than Boy Scouting.) The project idea must be approved by your Scoutmaster and troop committee and approved by the council or district before you start. You must use the Life to Eagle Packet, BSA Publication No. 18-927, in meeting this requirement.
  6. Take part in a Scoutmaster conference
  7. Successfully complete an Eagle Scout board of review.

    NOTE: If you have a permanent physical or mental disability you may become an Eagle Scout by qualifying for as many required merit badges as you can and qualifying for alternate merit badges for the rest. If you seek to become and Eagle under this procedure, you must submit a special application to your council service center. Your application must be approved by your council committee on advancement BEFORE YOU CAN WORK ON ALTERNATIVE MERIT BADGES.

The Palms

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Bronze Palm
 
  1. Be active in your troop and patrol for at least 3 months after becoming an Eagle Scout or after award of last palm .
  2. Show Scout spirit.
  3. Make satisfactory effort to develop and demonstrate leadership ability.
  4. Earn five additional merit badges beyond those required for Eagle or the last palm.*
  5. Participate in a Scoutmaster Conference

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Gold Palm
 
  1. Be active in your troop and patrol for at least 3 months after becoming a Eagle Scout or after award of last palm.
  2. Show Scout spirit.
  3. Make satisfactory effort to develop and demonstrate leadership ability.
  4. Earn five additional merit badges beyond those required for Eagle or the last palm.*
  5. Participate in a Scoutmaster Conference

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Silver Palm
  1. Be active in your troop and patrol for at least 3 months after becoming an Eagle Scout or after award of last palm .
  2. Show Scout spirit.
  3. Make satisfactory effort to develop and demonstrate leadership ability.
  4. Earn five additional merit badges beyond those required for Eagle or the last palm.*
  5. Participate in a Scoutmaster Conference
 

Note: You may wear only the proper combination of palms for the number of merit badges you earned beyond the rank of eagle. The Bronze Palm represents five merit badges, Gold Palm 10 merit badges and the Silver Palm 15 merit badges.

Describe the Scout Badge
Shape
The three-point design of the top half is like the north point of an old sailor's compass. This shows that a Scout is able to point the right way in life as truly as the compass points it in the field.
Three Points
Scout Oath
The three points of the trefoil are like the three fingers used in the Scout sign. They stand for the three parts of the Scout Oath: duty to God & country; duty to others; duty to yourself.
Eagle and Shield
Scout Requirements
The eagle and shield, national emblem of the US, stand for freedom and a Scouter's readiness to defend that freedom.
Two Stars
Scouting
The two stars stand for truth and knowledge of the Scouting movement. They guide you by night and suggest a Scout's outdoor life
Scroll
Boy Scouts of America
The scroll is turned up at the ends to remind us of the corners of a Scout's mouth raised in a smile as he does his duty. The Scout motto is printed across the scroll.
Knot
Good Turn
The knot attached to the bottom of the scroll represents the Scout slogan, Do a Good Turn Daily.

BSA Scout Resources Online

BSA Merit Badges

Adult Advancement Award Knots