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The Promise

Scouting is open to people of all faiths as well as people who are humanist, atheist or have no affirmed faith and therefore must therefore take account of the different religious obligations or non religious beliefs of its Members. Similarly, people of other nationalities resident in the United Kingdom, who may become Members of the Association, owe allegiance to their own Country. To meet these circumstances, there are different variations of the Beaver Scout, Cub Scout and Scout Promise that can be made, allowing for the individuals obligations while upholding the essential spirit of the Promise.

The table below shows the core Promise for each section:

The Beaver Scout Core Promise The Cub Scout Core Promise The Scout Core Promise
I promise to do my best to be kind and helpful and to love God. 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 Cub Scout Law. 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 table below shows the alternative variations of the Promise for each section:

 Variation for Beaver Scout Promise  Cub and Scout Promise for British Subjects  Cub and Scout Promise for Subjects of Independent Commonwealth Countries and Foreign Countries
Christian, Jew, Sikh …to love God …duty to God and to Queen …duty to God and to the country in which I am now living
Muslim N/A On My honour… On My honour…
or or
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent the Most Merciful… In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent the Most Merciful…
…to love God …duty to God and to the Queen …duty to God and to the country in which I am now living
or or or
…to love Allah …duty to Allah and to the Queen …duty to Allah and to the country in which I am now living
Hindu …to love God …duty to God and to the Queen …duty to God and to the country in which I am now living
or or or
…to love my Dharma …duty to my Dharma and to the Queen …duty to my Dharma and to the country in which I am now living
Humanist, atheist or no faith … To be kind and helpful and to love our world …. To uphold our Scout values, to do my duty to the Queen …. To uphold our Scout values, to do my duty to the country in which I am now living