One Oath and Law


New details on the rollout of using One Oath and Law in all programs

Updated January 1, 2014. This post is currently up to date with the information that we have from the National Office of the BSA.

Provided below are some updates about the switch to the Scout Oath and Scout Law in all programs, a change that primarily affects Venturing and Cub Scouting.

The resolution, passed by the National Executive Board last year, means that soon 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.

The rollout is going to be timed “with the release of youth handbooks and leader aids supporting this and other changes related to Strategic Plan Goal 411.”

That means for Venturing, the change will take place in May of 2014 with the release of the new materials and updates to the Venturing program.

For Cub Scouts, the date is currently set to take place in May of 2015 along with some updates to the Cub Scout program.