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 discusses 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.

The Scout Promise for members who are Atheist or of no faith background

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.

The Scout Promise for members who are Buddhist

On my honour, I promise that I will do my best
to seek refuge in the Triple Gem, to do my duty to the Queen,
to act with compassion towards all life
and to keep the Scout Law.

The Scout Promise for members who are Christian

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.

The Scout Promise for members who are Hindu

I promise that I will do my best
to follow my dharma and do my duty to the Queen,
to act with compassion towards all life
and to keep the Scout Law.

The Scout Promise for members who are Humanist

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.

The Scout Promise for members who are Jewish

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.

The Scout Promise for members who are Muslim

On my honour, I promise that I will do my best
to do my duty to Allah and then to the Queen,
to help other people
and to keep the Scout Law.

The Scout Promise for members who are Sikh

On my honour, I promise that I will do my best
to do my duty to Waheguru and to the Queen,
to help other people
and to keep the Scout Law.

Scout Law

  1. A Scout is to be trusted
  2. A Scout is loyal
  3. A Scout is friendly and considerate
  4. A Scout belongs to the worldwide family of Scouts
  5. A Scout has courage in all difficulties
  6. A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property
  7. A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.
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