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Variations to the wording of the Promises

  1. Scouting is open to people of all faiths and of none and must therefore take account of the different religious obligations of its Members while upholding the essential spirit of the Promise.

  2. Alternative wording of the Promise that young people and adults may wish to use to best reflect their own beliefs is included below, reflecting the diversity of our UK Scout Community:

The Scout Promise

(for Scouts, Explorer Scouts, the Scout Network and adults)

 

The Scout Promise for members who are Atheist or of no faith background

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.

 

The Scout Promise 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.

 

The Scout Promise for members who are Christian

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 Promise 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 act with compassion towards all life

and to keep the Scout Law.

 

The Scout Promise for members who are Humanist

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.

 

The Scout Promise for members who are 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.

 

The Scout Promise for members who are Muslim

In the name of Allah, the most beneficent 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.

 

The Scout Promise for members who are Sikh

On my honour,

I promise that I will do my best
to do my duty to Waheguru and to The Queen,

to help other people
and to keep the Scout Law.

 

The Cub Scout Promise

The Cub Scout Promise for members who are Atheist or of no faith background

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.

 

The Cub Scout Promise for members who are Buddhist

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 Cub Scout Law.

 

The Cub Scout Promise for members who are Christian

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 Promise for members who are Hindu

I promise that I will do my best
to follow my dharma and do my duty to The Queen,

to act with compassion towards all life
and to keep the Cub Scout Law.

 

The Cub Scout Promise for members who are Humanist

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.

 

The Cub Scout Promise for members who are Jewish

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 Promise for members who are Muslim

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 Cub Scout Law.

 

The Cub Scout Promise for members who are Sikh

I promise that I will do my best
to do my duty to Waheguru and to The Queen,

to help other people
and to keep the Cub Scout Law.

 

The Beaver Scout Promise

The Beaver Scout Promise for members who are Atheist or of no faith background

I promise to do my best to be kind and helpful and to love our world.

 

The Beaver Scout Promise for members who are Buddhist

I promise to do my best to be kind and helpful and to act with love towards everyone.

 

The Beaver Scout Promise for members who are Christian

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

 

The Beaver Scout Promise for members who are Hindu

I promise to do my best to be kind and helpful and to love the world.   

 

The Beaver Scout Promise for members who are Humanist

I promise to do my best to be kind and helpful and to love our world.

 

The Beaver Scout Promise for members who are Jewish

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

 

The Beaver Scout Promise for members who are Muslim

I promise to do my best to be kind and helpful and to love Allah

 

The Beaver Scout Promise for members who are Sikh

I promise to do my best to be kind and helpful and to love Waheguru. 

 

The Squirrel Scout Promise

The Squirrel Scout Promise for members who are Atheist or of no faith background

I promise to do my best to be kind and helpful and to love our world.

 

The Squirrel Scout Promise for members who are Buddhist

I promise to do my best to be kind and helpful and to act with love towards everyone.

 

The Squirrel Scout Promise for members who are Christian

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

 

The Squirrel Scout Promise for members who are Hindu

I promise to do my best to be kind and helpful and to love the world.

 

The Squirrel Scout Promise for members who are Humanist

I promise to do my best to be kind and helpful and to love our world.

 

The Squirrel Scout Promise for members who are Jewish

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

 

The Squirrel Scout Promise for members who are Muslim

I promise to do my best to be kind and helpful and to love Allah.

 

The Squirrel Scout Promise for members who are Sikh

I promise to do my best and to be kind and helpful and to love Waheguru.

 

      c. Where some other form of wording is required for a member of a particular faith or religion advice should be sought from Headquarters.

      d. Similarly it is accepted that foreign residents who may become Members of the Association owe allegiance to their own country.

      e. To meet these circumstances the phrase 'duty to The Queen' should be replaced by the phrase 'duty to the country in which I am now living'.

      f. In the case of young people the decision as to which permitted form of wording should be used rests with them, however in the younger Sections        parents should be aware of the Promise chosen before the investiture ceremony.


In the case of adults the decision as to which permitted form of wording should be used rests entirely with the adult concerned.