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The Scout Promise

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

The Scout Association is an inclusive and values based Movement which supports its Members to engage with spirituality in an exciting and meaningful way. The Scout Association is an open Association and does not identify with one faith exclusively.

Membership is open to all those individuals who share our fundamental values, and are willing to make a commitment to them, expressed by the Promise and Law.

There are a number of variations of the Promise to reflect the range of faiths, beliefs and attitudes of individuals within Scouts. We believe that this approach is inclusive. Celebrating and understanding difference, including difference in faiths and beliefs, is an important aspect of the educational and developmental side of Scouting.

The Scout Promise Variations

See POR Scout Promise Variations

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.

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:

Making the Promise using Makaton

Makaton is a language programme which provides a basic means of communication and encourages language development in young people and adults who have communication problems relating to learning difficulties or other disabilities.

Download the Cubs Promise in Makaton >

Download the Scouts Promise in Makaton >

For more information, visit the Makaton website.

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

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