Boy Scout Troop 203
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   American Legion Post 103

Mooresville, IN

Home of the State Flag

 

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


Note that the Boy Scout Oath has traditionally been considered to have three promises. Those three promises are delineated by the semicolons in the Oath, which divide it into three clauses. The three promises of the Scout Oath are, therefore:

  • Duty to God and country,
  • Duty to other people, and
  • Duty to self

DUTY TO GOD AND COUNTRY: Your family and religious leaders teach you to know and serve God. By following these teachings, you do your duty to God.

Men and women of the past worked to make America great, and many gave their lives for their country. By being a good family member and a good citizen, by working for your country's good and obeying its laws, you do your duty to your country. Obeying the Scout Law means living by its 12 points.

DUTY TO OTHER PEOPLE: Many people need help. A cheery smile and a helping hand make life easier for others. By doing a Good Turn daily and helping when you're needed, you prove yourself a Scout and do your part to make this a better world.

DUTY TO SELF: Keeping yourself physically strong means taking care of your body. Eat the right foods and build your strength. Staying mentally awake means learn all you can, be curious, and ask questions. Being morally straight means to live your life with honesty, to be clean in your speech and actions, and to be a person of strong character.


 
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Boy Scout Law 

A Scout is:

  • Trustworthy,
  • Loyal,
  • Helpful,
  • Friendly,
  • Courteous,
  • Kind,
  • Obedient,
  • Cheerful,
  • Thrifty,
  • Brave,
  • Clean,
  • and Reverent.

 

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                      Boy Scout Motto

                        Be Prepared!

 

                     Boy Scout Slogan

                Do a Good Turn Daily!

 

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The 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.

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  • 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.

 

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Purpose of The Boy Scouts Of America

 

It is the purpose of the Boy Scouts Of America to provide an effective program designed to instill within the youth desirable qualities  of character, to train them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and to  help develop their personal fitness, providing this country with citizens who:

 

1.   Are physically, mentally and emotionally fit.

2.   Have a high degree of self-reliance as evidence in such qualities as initiative, courage and resourcefulness.

3.   Have personal and stable values firmly based on religious concepts.

4.   Have the desire and skills to help others.

5.   Understand the principles of the American social, economic, and government systems.

6.   Are knowledgeable about  and take pride in their American heritage and understand  America's role in the world.

7    Have a keen respect for the basic rights of all people.

8.   Are  prepared to  fulfill the varied responsibilities of participating in and giving leadership to American society and in other  forums of the world.

 

 

Boy Scouts of America

Mission Statement

 

It is the mission of the Boy Scouts Of America to serve others by helping to instill values in young people and, in other ways, to prepare them to make ethical choices during their lifetime in achieving their full potential. The values we strive to instill  are based on those found in the Scout Oath and Law.

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Patrol Leader  Caleb Clements
Rank: Star
Assistant Scoutmaster  Chris Clements
Assistant Scoutmaster  Betty Lewis
Asst Senior Patrol Leader  Austin McKinney
Rank: First Class
Committee Member  Dawn McKinney
Steven Miles
Charter Rep.  John Mitchell
Senior Patrol Leader/Instructor/Leave No Trace Trainer/Chapter Chief  Elzie Randolph
Rank: Eagle
Scoutmaster  Damon Turpen
Committee Member  Danny Turpen
Committee Chair  Diana Turpen
Quartermaster  Stefan Turpen
Rank: Life
Assistant Scoutmaster  Chad Warnock
Cody White
Rank: Tenderfoot

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