The Promise is a simple way to help young people and adults keep the Fundamentals of Scouting in mind. The Promise is the commitment made by all members as they join Scouting, promising to share the values of Scouting. It is therefore vital that every member considers the Promise, and discuss its meaning before making the Promise and being invested into Scouting.
There are a number of variations of the Promise to reflect the range of faiths, beliefs and attitudes; and nationalities in the UK within Scouting. Each version is written to be appropriate to the broad level of understanding of each of the age groups within the Movement. We believe that this approach is inclusive. Celebrating and understanding difference, including difference in faiths and beliefs, is an important aspect of the educational and developmental side of Scouting.
For Christians, Jews and Sikhs
On my honour, I promise that I will do my best To do my duty to God and to the Queen To help other people And to keep the Scout Law.
For Hindus and Buddhists
On my honour, I promise that I will do my best to do my duty to my Dharma and to the Queen, to help other people and to keep the Scout Law.
For humanists, atheists and those with no defined faith
On my honour, I promise that I will do my best to uphold our Scout values, to do my duty to the Queen, to help other people and to keep the Scout Law.
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficial and the Most Merciful, I promise that I will do my best to do my duty to Allah and to the Queen, to help other people and to keep the Scout Law.
- A Scout is to be trusted
- A Scout is loyal
- A Scout is friendly and considerate
- A Scout belongs to the worldwide family of Scouts
- A Scout has courage in all difficulties
- A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property
- A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.