Boy Scout Troop 711
“On my honor, I will do my best, to do my duty, to God and my country, to obey the Scout Law, to help other people at all times, and to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.”
This Oath, memorized and repeated by the Scouts of Troop 711, as well as Scouts across the nation, serves as a means for boys to grow into responsible, caring men, reminding them of their duty to God, country, neighbor, family, and self. Together with the twelve points of the Scout Law, the Scout Oath is the driving principle behind the Boy Scouts of America.
Boys in Troop 711 learn the Oath, as well as the Law, by heart, and repeat both at the beginning of each weekly meeting. These ideals were first set by the founders of the Scouting Movement over one hundred years ago, and they inspire Troop 711 to achieve a high standard of excellence in all of its service and activities.
In the many years that Troop 711 has existed at St. Charles, the boys have worked in cheerful cooperation with other parish organizations, helping with such events as Mardi Gras and the Household Goods Drive. These events emphasize Scouting’s commitment to God, service to others, the worth of individuals, and the importance of family life.
For more information about Troop 711, visit the troop website at http://troop-711.org/.