Since the publication of Scouting for Boys in 1908, all Scouts around the world have taken a promise to live up to ideals of the movement, and subscribed to a Scout Law.

The wording of the Scout Promise and Scout Law have varied slightly over time and from country to country. Typically, Scouts will make the three-fingered Scout Sign when reciting the promise.

We renew our promise every year in April.

The Scout Promise

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 Law

  • A Scout is to be trusted.
  • A Scout is loyal.
  • A Scout is friendly and considerate.
  • A Scout belongs to the world-wide family of Scouts.
  • A Scout has courage in all difficulties.
  • A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property.
  • A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.

The Scout Motto

Be Prepared