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.
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The Congressional AwardThe Congressional Award is a public private partnership created by Congress to promote and recognize achievement, initiative, and service in America's youth. The Congressional Award provides a unique opportunity for young people to set and achieve personally challenging goals that build character and foster community service, personal development, and citizenship.
There are 4 areas to this award:
- Service Hours - fundamentally volunteer work
- Personal Fitness - focus is trying to show the value of long term physical fitness. Many of our youth are involved in club sports, dance or other activies.
- Personal Development - pick almost anything you set as a goal to learn.
- Expedition/Excursion - Do research and plan a trip, the go on it. It starts with planning a day trip and the maximum level is 4 consecutive nights. There are 3 pre-approved ones on their list with Philmont being first on the list.
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