Promise and Law

The Promise and Law is the simple way in which we help young people and adults to remember and think about the fundamentals 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.

The Scout Promise

There are three versions of the Promise. Each version is written to be appropriate to the broad level of understanding of each of the age groups within the Movement.

The core Promise is:
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.

There are various wording changes that can be made to the Promise to cater for different faiths and foreign nationals living in the UK. The Scout Law Adult and youth Members express Scouting’s Values within the seven Scout laws.

  • 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