I know some people are not too pleased with this move but personally I thing this is a great move by the BSA. It puts it out there that this is one program and not three separate. Kudos to the BSA!
Update, Jan. 27, 2014: Sea Scouts, see how this applies to you here.
It’s official: The resolution to move to one Oath and Law for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity, Sea Scouts, and Venturing was approved this morning by the Boy Scouts of America’s executive board.
I first told you about the volunteer-led proposal in a blog post in August.
Essentially, this means every Scout of any age will use the Scout Oath and Law instead of reciting separate, program-specific sayings. Cub Scouts will recite the Scout Oath and Law instead of the Cub Scout Promise and Law of the Pack. Similarly, Venturers will no longer use the Venturing Oath and Venturing Code.
Because it will take time to transition into this new approach, the changes are not immediate.
The Venturing change will not happen until late 2013 or early 2014; the Cub Scout change will take effect in
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