Any current Boy Scout™ or adult who learned the lessons of Scouting® as a lad will want this historic 2012 Boy Scouts of America® Scout Oath Calendar Medal for this year and to display in all future years. Honoring the three-part pledge that serves as the basis for participation in the Boy Scouts, the obverse of this three-inch medallion depicts the universally known three-finger Scout Sign used by Boy Scouts in the foreground with the stylized words of the Scout Oath behind.
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.®
The Scout Oath instills in every Boy Scout the practice of making ethical and moral choices not just as boys, but throughout the course of their lifetime. Serving as a beautiful and collectible reminder for 2012 and beyond, the durability of the medal will help keep the mission of the Boy Scouts of America in every Scout’s – and former Scout’s – awareness every day it’s displayed.
The three-finger sign represents the three aspects of the Scout Promise:
- Duty to God and Country
- Duty to Other People
- Duty to Self
Scout® - the first rank earned as a Boy Scout – cannot be achieved without accurately reciting the Scout Oath, which becomes part of the character of every boy and man who does.
Struck in solid bronze with an antique patina, each Boy Scouts of America 2012 Scout Oath Calendar Medal carries a design that echoes the historic nature of calendar medals and the place Scouting holds in American annals.
Calendar medals date back hundreds of years to a time before printed calendars were practical, and were once a necessity for tracking the year. Today, they are beautiful medals for display on a desk, a mantel, or a place of honor, and highly sought after by collectors of medallic art.
It’s the ideal gift to thank valued donors and friends of Scouting and the perfect award for a pack, troop, team or crew. Any Scout, leader, or volunteer will enjoy this enduring memento.
Each three-inch medallion arrives with a museum-quality cherry wood presentation box that contains a velvet-lined medal slot. Simply slide the medal forward and tilt up to be rewarded with an eye-catching display. Your remarkable Boy Scouts of America 2012 Scout Oath Calendar Medal will inspire and delight when silhouetted against the deep red-colored cherry wood grain. Hold this gorgeous medal in hand; feel its weight and heft and you’ll understand its tangible and enduring quality.