Duty to Country

The Boy Scouts are synonymous with American values and patriotism.

We are to help keep the United States of America (USA) a strong and fair nation by learning about our system of government and our responsibilities as a citizen and a future voter.
The USA is made up of countless families and communities. When you work to improve your community and your home, you are serving your country. Natural resources are another important part of America's heritage worthy of your efforts to understand, protect, and use wisely. What you do can make a real difference.

The official BSA uniforms come with the US flag sewn to the top of the sleeve. But today the wearing the flag is optional—Scouts whose religion, tradition, or personal beliefs prevent them from displaying the flag are not required to do so.

The Pledge of Allegiance
1892 - Today

I pledge allegiance to the flag
of the United States of America
and to the republic for which it stands,
one nation under God,[1]
indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Related Merit Badge required for Eagle Scouts
Citzenship in the Nation
[1] added the phrase "under God" to the Pledge in 1954