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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 is 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 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.

Making the Promise using Makaton

Makaton is a language programme that uses symbols, signs, and speech to enable people to communicate, while encouraging language development. It’s especially used by people who find communication difficult, for example, some people with learning disabilities.

Download the Cub Scout Promise in Makaton >

Download the Scout Promise in Makaton >

Find out more about Makaton at

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