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The Promise

On my honour...


The Scouts is an inclusive and values based Movement and does not identify with one faith exclusively.

Membership is open to all those individuals who share our fundamental values, and are willing to make a commitment to them, expressed by the Promise and Law.

There are a number of variations of the Promise to reflect the range of faiths, beliefs and attitudes of individuals within Scouts. 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 Promise for each section

Beavers

For Hindus and Buddhists:
I promise to do my best,
to be kind and helpful,
and to love my Dharma.

For Muslims:
I promise to do my best,
to be kind and helpful,
and to love Allah.

For Christians, Jews and Sikhs:
I promise to do my best,
to be kind and helpful,
and to love God.

For humanists, atheists and those with no defined faith:
I promise to do my best,
to be kind and helpful,
and to love our world.

Cubs

For Hindus And Buddhists:
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 Cub Scout Law.

For Muslims:
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 Cub Scout Law.

For Christians, Jews and Sikhs:
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 Cub Scout Law.

For Humanists, Atheists and those with no defined Faith:
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 Cub Scout Law.

For subjects of independent Commonwealth countries, foreign nationals and individuals who are stateless the following wording can replace ‘duty to the Queen’:
…to do my duty to the country in which I am now living.

Scouts, Explorers, Network and Adult Leaders

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.

For members who are Hindu:
On my honour,
I promise that I will do my best,
to follow my dharma and do my duty to the Queen,
to help other people,
and to keep the Scout Law.

For members who are Muslim:
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 then to the Queen,
to help other people,
and to keep the Scout Law.

For members who are Christian and 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.

For members who are Humanist, Atheist 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.

For subjects of independent Commonwealth countries, foreign nationals and individuals who are stateless the following wording can replace ‘duty to the Queen’:
…to do my duty to the country in which I am now living.