Troop 542
The information below must be committed to the memory of the Boy Scout and Scouter. As a scouter try your best to live up to these expectations in your everyday life even if you Eagle.

Boy Scout Oath

"On my honor, I promise to do my best; to do my duty to God and my country; to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; and to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight."

Boy Scout Law

"A scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent."

Boy Scout Motto

"Be prepared."

Boy Scout Slogan

"Do a good turn daily."

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.

So the outdoor code is: As an American I promise to be clean in my outdoor manner, be careful with fire, be considerate in the outdoors, and be conservation minded.