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 Queen,
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