One day Cub Scouts (mid 2015), Boy Scouts, Varsity, Venturing (late 2013 or early 2014), and Sea Scouts (late 2013 or early 2014) will all follow the same Scout Oath and Scout Law. The National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America has approved the use of the Boy Scout Oath and Boy Scout Law for all BSA programs.
The following information is taken from the Brian on Scouting, A Blog for the BSA's Adult Leaders.
Q: What, specifically, is changing?
A: Cub Scouts:
Adopt the Scout Oath and Law for use in the Cub Scout program, retiring the Cub Scout Promise.
Revise the Core Values of Cub Scouts to align exactly with the 12 points of the Scout Law.
Retire the Law of the Pack, while maintaining the concept of “Akela” as leader.
Maintain the current Cub Scout motto, sign, salute, and handshake.
The Cub Scout change will take effect in mid-2015.
Retire the Venturing Oath, Code, sign and salute
Adopt the Scout Oath, Scout Law, Scout sign, and Scout salute
Engage the task force and National Youth Cabinet to determine whether Venturing should have a differentiating motto/slogan or adopt “Be Prepared”
The Venturing change will happen late 2013 or early 2014.
Scout Oath, Scout Law, and Scout Motto Cards
This is a great item to help Cub Scouts and Venturers learn their new Scout Oath, Law and Motto. Too bad they decided not to include the Scout Slogan - Do a Good Turn Daily!
The card can be laminated to carry as a daily reminder to always be guided by Scouting principles! The cards only cost fifteen cents (.15) a piece each. Measures 2½" x 3¾". Made in the USA.
Recently the Boy Scouts of America released a statement on The BSA's Commitment to Safety.
"We want you to know that the safety of our youth, volunteers, staff, and employees cannot be compromised. Health and safety must be integrated into everything we do to the point that no injuries are acceptable beyond those that are readily treatable by Scout-rendered first aid."
The following is a collection of BSA resources focused on keeping Scouting safe.