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Faiths and Beliefs

Scouts is an inclusive, values based Movement which supports its members to engage with spirituality in an exciting and meaningful way.

An educational aim of  the Scout programme is to encourage the spiritual development of young people. Belief and its exploration helps Scouts to learn from other faiths and develop their personal beliefs and values. Scouts are open and willing to explore faiths, whether established or defined or not. 

In our diverse society, people can feel cautious broaching this sensitive subject. It's important that Scouting offers young people safe, exciting and open spaces to explore faiths and beliefs and engage in personal reflection as they question and develop their opinions and understanding of the world around them.

Spiritual Development

Scouts is a Movement that explores faith, beliefs and attitudes as a core element of our programme, and is one of our fundamental Values.

Find out more about Spiritual Development

The Promise

There are a number of variations of the Promise to reflect the range of faiths, beliefs and attitudes of individuals within Scouts.

Find out more about The Scout Promise and our variations