Symbolism of the Boy Scout Badge
Every Scout should know the meaning behind the Boy Scout Badge.
The shape of the Boy Scout badge resembles the North Point on an old compass and means that a Scout can point the right way in life just like a compass in the field. The design
resembles an arrowhead or a trefoil – a flower with three leaves. It is also known by the French name fleur-de-lis, which means lily or iris flower. It is the basic shape of the badges used by Scout organizations in other countries too.
The three points of the trefoil stand for the three parts of the Scout Oath.
On my honor I will do my best…
o To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law;
o To help other people at all times
o To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.
· The eagle and shield stand for freedom and a Scout’s readiness to defend that freedom.
· There are two stars on the badge that symbolize truth and knowledge.
· The knot at the bottom of the scroll represents the Scout Slogan, “Do a Good Turn Daily”.
· The scroll bearing the Scout motto, “Be Prepared,” is turned up at the ends as a reminder that a Scout smiles as he does his duty.