Promise and Law

Each member makes a Promise when they join a section. This Promise is repeated at ceremonies and special occasions such as investitures.

The Promise changes slightly according to the section a person is in. The Beavers and Cubs each have their own Promise and all the other sections then use the same one.

The Promise is designed to reflect an individual’s understanding of themselves, Scouting, the world around them and their interaction with their God and country. As recognition that Scouting is a multi-faith organisation, there are a variety of Scout Promises. These are available to download from the Scout Association’s website.

Alongside the Promise, for those of Cub age and older, a Law also exists. This describes the expectations of those who commit to being a member of the Worldwide Family of Scouts

The Beaver Scout Promise

I promise to do my best
To be kind and helpful
And to love God.

The Beaver Scout Motto

Be prepared

The Cub Scout Promise

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.

The Cub Scout Law

Cub Scouts always do their best
Think of others before themselves
And do a good turn every day.

The Cub Scout Motto

Be Prepared

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The Scout Promise

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 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.

The Scout Motto

Be Prepared

There are also alternative versions of the Promise for those young people with different faiths.