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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 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.

Below is a list of all the different versions of the Scout Promise.

Promises that can be taken by Scouts, Explorers, Network and Adult Leaders:

For Hindus And Buddhists:
On my honour,
I promise that I will do my best,
to do my duty to my Dharma,
and to the Queen,
to help other people,
and to keep the Scout Law.

For Muslims:
In the name of Allah,
the Most Beneficial,
and the Most Merciful,
I promise that I will do my best,
to do my duty to Allah,
and to the Queen,
to help other people,
and to keep the Scout Law.

For Christians, Jews and Sikhs:
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.

For Humanists, Atheists and those with no defined Faith:
On my honour,
I promise that I will do my best
to uphold our Scout values,
to do my duty to the Queen,
to help other people,
and to keep the Scout Law.

For subjects of independent Commonwealth countries, foreign nationals and individuals who are stateless the following wording can replace ‘duty to the Queen’:
…to do my duty to the country in which I am now living.

Promises that can be taken by Cubs:

For Hindus And Buddhists:
I promise that I will do my best,
to do my duty to my Dharma,
and to the Queen,
to help other people,
and to keep the Cub Scout Law.

For Muslims:
I promise that I will do my best,
to do my duty to Allah,
and to the Queen,
to help other people,
and to keep the Cub Scout Law.

For Christians, Jews and Sikhs:
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.

For Humanists, Atheists and those with no defined Faith:
I promise that I will do my best
to uphold our Scout values,
to do my duty to the Queen,
to help other people,
and to keep the Cub Scout Law.

For subjects of independent Commonwealth countries, foreign nationals and individuals who are stateless the following wording can replace ‘duty to the Queen’:
…to do my duty to the country in which I am now living.

Promises that can be taken by Beavers:

For Hindus and Buddhists:
I promise to do my best,
to be kind and helpful,
and to love my Dharma.

For Muslims:
I promise to do my best,
to be kind and helpful,
and to love Allah.

For Christians, Jews and Sikhs:
I promise to do my best,
to be kind and helpful,
and to love God.

For humanists, atheists and those with no defined faith:
I promise to do my best,
to be kind and helpful,
and to love our world.