Part 7 – Promise and Law

(Values of Scouting)

NOTE: This part of the Boomerang should be done LAST.
(The Cub has thus had time to work on and understand
the Promise and Law while achieving the other parts.)

Duty to God
Write a prayer and read it to your pack Have a pack prayer-book that someone can take home each week to write a prayer in (and draw a pic to match it). Those doing this section thus can do it as “their turn”, without it being an odd thing to include in the Pack Closing.
Promise and Law
Talk to your leader about how you do your best to live up to your Cub Scout Promise and Law
  • At home
  • At school
  • In the pack
It is probably best to remind the cub(s) of this section a week or two before testing to give them a chance to think about their answers properly beforehand.

There are many games to help the cubs remember the law and promise.
For example, you can run a relay where the cubs each come up and quote the Cub Law, or come up and say their promise.
Alternately, as a circle game, throw a ball ramdomly around the circle to the Cubs, and each Cub says one word of the Law/promise as they catch the ball.

I have not yet managed to find a tune to suit the Cub Promise, but this one will help them to remember the law....
It uses the tune - Row Row Row your Boat

Cubs Scouts are Loyal
and obedient,
AND Cubs Scouts do not
Give into themsleves.

Do a good turn for someone at home and tell your leader about it. The sections on Law & Promise and Service should to be done individually with a leader, rather than in a group, but can be done as a discussion with all cubs, so even the older cubs are reminded of this part of their promise.
Breaking the Cycle
1. Talk with your leader about why bullying is not acceptable at Cub Scouts and discuss the pack code
2. Contribute to the annual review of Pack Code and sign
  • Refer to the resources on the Cub Scout section at; some of these areas could be used when discussing bullying.
  • Develop your Cub Scout Code and display in your hall. Download the template in the Leader Booklet from the Breaking the Cycle website section Badge and Award Scheme this will assist you to complete this task
  • You will also find games and activities that will assist you at


Breaking the Cycle was added in late 2016 - for those with older Cub Scout Record Books (Yellow book), here are replacement pages you can download, print and stick into your book. They also include the Camping award and Messengers of Peace award as well.


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