Promise & Law

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The Scout Promise is a personal commitment to do our best to follow Scouting’s principles and to live the Scout Law. The Scout Law is a set of values which shapes a code of living which young people voluntarily adhere to in the Scout Movement.


  • Guides our behaviour both inside and outside of Scouting
  • Encourages our best effort in everything we do
  • Personal commitment
  • Practical application through activities
  • Knowing the meaning is more important than knowing the words by heart

The Scout Promise

On my honour I promise that I will do my best,  

to do my duty to God,
[to further my understanding and acceptance of a Spiritual Reality,]
{to uphold our Scout Principles,}

to serve my community,  

to help other people  

and to live by the Scout Law.

Note: There are alternate versions of the Scout Promise, in which the second line is different. It is up to an individual to choose the one that best represents them. 

The Scout Law - Youth version

Scouts are Friendly

Scouts are Kind

Scouts are Honest

Scouts can be Trusted

Scouts are Respectful

Scouts are Brave

Scouts are Loyal

Scouts seek out Justice for all

There are section specific versions of the Scout Law, click the section links below.

See section specific information about the Scout Method

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