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Including all faiths and beliefs in the Scout Promise

There are variations of the Scout Promise to reflect the range of faiths and beliefs in Scouts.

Scouts is open to everyone; we don’t identify exclusively with one faith.

As an inclusive and values based movement, we support our members to engage with spirituality in an exciting and meaningful way.

Celebrating and understanding differences, including differences in faiths and beliefs, is an important part of the educational and developmental side of Scouts.

Anyone who shares our fundamental values can be a Scout. Every Scout's unique, but they find common ground in their shared Scout values and make a commitment to them through the Scout Promise and Law.

It’s important that Scouts is inclusive, so there are variations of the Promise to reflect the range of Scouts’ faiths and beliefs. The different versions of the Promise can be said together at the same time.

The Promise is a simple way to help young people and adults celebrate their shared Scout values. Every Scout promises to stick by these values when they become a member.

It’s important that every member has the chance to think about their Promise, and chat through its meaning, before they make their Promise for the first time during a special ceremony we call an Investiture.

When you invite someone to make or renew their Promise, just ask them to do it ‘in their own words’. It’s especially important to remember this when lots of people are saying their Promise together, for example, at an event. The different versions of the Promise can be said together at the same time.

It’s up to the person making the Promise which version they say. They should be able to look at all of the options and consider their choice carefully. Depending on the age of the young person, they may want to chat to their parents or carers as they make their decision.

A Cub Scout making a Promise

The Scout Promise variations

See POR Scout Promise variations

Scouts is open to people of all faiths and of none. That’s why we have different variations of our Promise, so that everyone’s included and can say a set of words that means something to them.

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 to be kind and helpful and to love Waheguru. 

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

This information shows the Scout Promise written in Arabic, including the line 'Duty to God and the Queen'. An updated version referencing The King will be available soon.  Download the Promise in Arabic.

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

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 King,
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 King,
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 King,
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 King,
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 King,
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 King,
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 King,
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 King,
to help other people
and to keep the Scout Law.

The Scout Promise

The Promise is a simple way to help young people and adults celebrate their shared Scout values.

Discover our Scout Promise >
Activities for learning about the Scout Promise

There are lots of activities that you can do to teach everyone about the Scouts Promise and what it means. You could run these activities as part of an Investiture or to remind everyone of the Scout Promise and Values throughout the year.

Discover the activities >
Making the Scout Promise using Makaton

Makaton is a language programme that uses symbols, signs, and speech to enable people to communicate, while encouraging language development. Find out more about making the Scout Promise in Makaton.

Making the Scout Promise using Makaton >

Promise posters

Promise posters are available to download from the Scout Brand Centre

Head to the Scout Brand Centre

Promise cards

Promise cards are available to order from Scout Store

Order from Scout Store