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.