scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Re: Three points of the scout oath
Tim Harkness (harkness@PLD.COM
Sun Mar 05 2000 - 15:25:03 CST
Okay, this is getting old.
If you would just open a Webelos book, I have the 1986 edition, Page 348,
you will find the three parts of the Scout Oath. You will not find this in
the Boy Scout Handbook.
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----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, March 04, 2000 6:34 AM
Subject: Re: Three points of the scout oath
> In a message dated 3/3/00 2:35:37 PM CST, GDVO@CHEVRON.COM writes:
> > Can someone give me a reference in a scout handbook or somewhere else
> > states the three points?
> It took me a bit to find the answer in a handbook but I finally found it
> old editions.
> The latest two editions didn't define the three points very well at all.
> in the
> second and fifth editions they explain it very well.
> In the 1919 edition I have they print the Scout Oath with numbers marking
> each of
> the three "Promises" like this:
> "On my honor I will do my best-
> 1. To do my duty to God and my country, and to obey the Scout Law;
> 2. To help other people at all times;
> 3. To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally
> And then under the section describing the Scout Sign they explain that the
> fingers of the sign remind us of the three promises.
> In the fifth edition, they then actually have several paragraphs
> the "Three
> Points." They are - 1. Duty to God and Country, 2. Duty to Others, 3.
> to Self.
> I hope this helps.
> Steve Carpenter
> Troop 230
> Rosemount, MN