Scout Motto

Scout Motto

Be Prepared

What Does It Mean?

"Be prepared for what?" someone once asked Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting.
"Why, any old thing," he replied.

The Training you receive in your troop will help you live up the the Scout motto. When someone has an accident, you are prepared because of your first aid instruction. Because of lifesaving practice, you might be able to save a non swimmer who has fallen into deep water.

But Baden-Powell wasn't thinking just of being ready for emergencies. His idea was that all Scouts should prepare themselves as productive citizens and to give happiness to other people. He wanted each Scout to be ready in mind and body for any struggles, and to meet with a strong heart whatever challenges that might lie ahead.

Be Prepared for life - to life happily without regret, knowing that you have done your best. That's what the Scout motto means.