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BSA to use Scout Oath and Scout Law for all programs

posted Oct 17, 2012, 12:06 PM by Samuel Harley
 
  BSA to use Scout Oath and Scout Law for all programs

It’s official: The resolution to move to one Oath and Law for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity, Sea Scouts, and Venturing was approved this morning by the Boy Scouts of America’s executive board.  Essentially, this means every Scout of any age will use the Scout Oath and Law instead of reciting separate, program-specific sayings. Cub Scouts will recite the Scout Oath and Law instead of the Cub Scout Promise and Law of the Pack. Similarly, Venturers will no longer use the Venturing Oath and Venturing Code.  

Because it will take time to transition into this new approach, the changes 
are not immediate.  The Venturing change will not happen until late 2013 or early 2014; the Cub Scout change will take effect in mid-2015.  
Additionally, the newly adopted resolution replaces the full-hand Venturing sign and salute with the three-finger Boy Scout sign and salute.

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