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Scout Promise

Since the publication of Boy Scouts of America tend to use 'oath' instead. Typically, Scouts and Guides will make the three-fingered Scout Sign when reciting the promise.

Contents

  • Original 1908 text 1
  • World Organization of the Scout Movement requirements 2
    • Alternative promises 2.1
  • Non-WOSM Scouting 3
  • National Scout/Guide organization promises 4
    • Australia 4.1
      • Scouts Australia 4.1.1
      • Guides Australia 4.1.2
    • Austria 4.2
      • Pfadfinder und Pfadfinderinnen Österreichs 4.2.1
    • Bangladesh 4.3
      • Bangladesh Scouts 4.3.1
    • Belgium 4.4
      • FOS Open Scouting 4.4.1
      • Europascouts en Gidsen — België 4.4.2
      • Scouts en Gidsen Vlaanderen 4.4.3
    • Brazil 4.5
      • União dos Escoteiros do Brasil 4.5.1
      • Federação de Bandeirantes do Brasil 4.5.2
    • Canada 4.6
      • Scouts Canada 4.6.1
      • Girl Guides of Canada 4.6.2
      • Baden-Powell Service Association 4.6.3
    • Chile 4.7
      • Asociación de Guías y Scouts de Chile 4.7.1
    • Colombia 4.8
      • Asociación Scouts de Colombia 4.8.1
      • Asociación de Guías Scouts de Colombia 4.8.2
    • Costa Rica 4.9
      • Asociación de Guías y Scouts de Costa Rica 4.9.1
    • Czech Republic 4.10
      • Junák - český skaut, z.s. 4.10.1
    • Denmark 4.11
      • De Gule Speijdere i Danmark 4.11.1
    • Egypt 4.12
      • الأتحاد العام للكشافة و المرشدات 4.12.1
    • Finland 4.13
      • Suomen Partiolaiset 4.13.1
    • France 4.14
      • Éclaireuses et Éclaireurs de France 4.14.1
      • Scouts et Guides de France 4.14.2
      • Eclaireuses et Eclaireurs israélites de France 4.14.3
      • Association des Guides et Scouts d'Europe 4.14.4
      • Scouts unitaires de France 4.14.5
    • Germany 4.15
    • Greece 4.16
      • Scouts of Greece 4.16.1
    • Guatemala 4.17
      • Asociación de Scouts de Guatemala 4.17.1
    • Hong Kong 4.18
      • The Scout Association of Hong Kong 4.18.1
      • Hong Kong Girl Guides Association 4.18.2
    • Hungary 4.19
      • Magyar Cserkészszövetség 4.19.1
    • Iceland 4.20
      • Bandalag íslenskra skáta 4.20.1
    • India 4.21
      • The Bharat Scouts and Guides 4.21.1
    • Indonesia 4.22
      • Gerakan Pramuka 4.22.1
    • Ireland 4.23
      • Scouting Ireland 4.23.1
      • Irish Girl Guides 4.23.2
        • Ladybirds 4.23.2.1
        • Brownies 4.23.2.2
        • Guides 4.23.2.3
        • Rangers 4.23.2.4
      • Catholic Guides of Ireland 4.23.3
        • Cygnet 4.23.3.1
        • Brigini 4.23.3.2
        • Guides 4.23.3.3
        • Rangers 4.23.3.4
    • Israel 4.24
      • Hitachdut Hatsofim Ve Hatsofot Be Israel 4.24.1
    • Italy 4.25
      • Associazione Guide e Scout Cattolici Italiani 4.25.1
      • Corpo Nazionale Giovani Esploratori Italiani 4.25.2
    • Japan 4.26
      • Scout Association of Japan 4.26.1
      • Girl Scouts of Japan 4.26.2
      • Kenya 4.26.3
    • Malaysia 4.27
      • Persekutuan Pengakap Malaysia 4.27.1
      • Persatuan Pandu Puteri Malaysia 4.27.2
    • Malta 4.28
      • The Scout Association of Malta 4.28.1
    • Mexico 4.29
      • Asociación de Scouts de México, Asociación Civil 4.29.1
    • The Netherlands 4.30
      • Scouting Nederland 4.30.1
    • New Zealand 4.31
      • Scouting New Zealand 4.31.1
      • GirlGuiding New Zealand 4.31.2
    • Nigeria 4.32
      • Nigerian Boy Scouts 4.32.1
      • Nigerian Girl Guides 4.32.2
    • Norway 4.33
      • Norges Speiderforbund 4.33.1
      • Norges KFUK-KFUM-speidere 4.33.2
    • Pakistan 4.34
      • Scouts Association Mission 4.34.1
      • Pakistan Scouts Associations 4.34.2
      • Scout Promises 4.34.3
        • Urdu 4.34.3.1
        • English 4.34.3.2
    • Philippines 4.35
      • Boy Scouts of the Philippines 4.35.1
      • Girl Scouts of the Philippines 4.35.2
    • Portugal 4.36
      • Associação dos Escoteiros de Portugal 4.36.1
      • Corpo Nacional de Escutas 4.36.2
    • Poland 4.37
      • Związek Harcerstwa Polskiego 4.37.1
      • Związek Harcerstwa Rzeczypospolitej 4.37.2
    • Romania 4.38
      • Organizatia Nationala Cercetasii Romaniei 4.38.1
    • Singapore 4.39
      • Singapore Scout Association 4.39.1
      • Girl Guides Singapore 4.39.2
    • South Africa 4.40
      • South African Scout Association 4.40.1
      • Girl Guide Association of South Africa 4.40.2
    • South Korea 4.41
      • Korea Scout Association and Girl Scouts Korea 4.41.1
    • Sri Lanka 4.42
      • Sri Lanka Scout Association 4.42.1
    • Sweden 4.43
      • Svenska Scoutrådet 4.43.1
    • Switzerland 4.44
      • Swiss Guide and Scout Movement 4.44.1
    • Taiwan 4.45
      • Scouts of China 4.45.1
      • Girl Scouts of Taiwan 4.45.2
    • Thailand 4.46
      • The National Scout Organization of Thailand 4.46.1
    • Turkey 4.47
      • Türkiye Izcilik Federasyonu 4.47.1
    • Uganda 4.48
      • The Uganda Scouts Association 4.48.1
    • Ukraine 4.49
      • National Organization of the Scouts of Ukraine (National WOSM member) 4.49.1
    • United Kingdom 4.50
      • The Scout Association 4.50.1
      • Girlguiding UK 4.50.2
      • Baden-Powell Scouts' Association 4.50.3
      • European Scout Federation (British Association) 4.50.4
    • United States 4.51
      • Boy Scouts of America 4.51.1
      • Girl Scouts of the USA 4.51.2
      • Baden-Powell Service Association 4.51.3
    • Zimbabwe 4.52
      • Girl Guides Association of Zimbabwe 4.52.1
  • See also 5
  • Weblinks 6
  • References 7

Original 1908 text

In his original book on boy scouting, Baden-Powell introduced the Scout Promise, as follows:[1]

World Organization of the Scout Movement requirements

The form of the promise has varied slightly from country to country and over time, but must fulfill the requirements of the Scout Law, the Constitution of WOSM states:[2]

In order to accommodate many different religions within Scouting, "God" may refer to a higher power, and is not specifically restricted to the God of the monotheistic religions. The WOSM Constitution explains "Duty to God" as "Adherence to spiritual principles, loyalty to the religion that expresses them and acceptance of the duties resulting therefrom."

The [3] and follows similar policies.

Alternative promises

Although the Constitution of WOSM states that the Promise should include a reference to Duty to God,[2] Scouting founder Lord Baden-Powell approved the use of promises with reference to a higher ideal, higher truth, an optional reference to God, or without a reference to God, for Belgium, Czechoslovakia, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and Finland.[4] Three of these countries still offer this alternative promise (France, the Netherlands and Czech Republic). WOSM stated in 1932 that no new exceptions would be made and expressed the hope that the few remaining countries would stop using a promise without any reference to Duty to God.[4]

The Israeli Scouts, though founded in 1919/1920, and joining WOSM in 1951 and WAGGGS in 1963, also have no 'duty to God' or apparent equivalent in their promise.[5]

In 1969, the Eclaireuses et Eclaireurs israélites de France decided to discontinue using the reference to God due to its inconsistency with religious beliefs and practices from a Jewish perspective. Use of the word God (Dieu), derived from Zeus, can be seen as an inappropriate pagan reference in Jewish texts or education.[6][7]

Non-WOSM Scouting

Scout sections that follow traditional Scouting, such as Baden-Powell Scouts within the World Federation of Independent Scouts, use several promises including the original Scout promise above that includes the reference to God.[8] Some, however, for example the 1st Tarrant Scout Group in Fort Worth, Texas use a blend of the original promise[9] and the "Outlander Promise" which, "according to tradition", B-P wrote for Scouts that had to omit the reference to God or a monarch for reasons of conscience.[10]

National Scout/Guide organization promises

Many of these are translations from the native languages of a particular organization and translations of the same words by different people can vary.

Australia

Scouts Australia

Joeys

I promise to do my best
To love my God
And be helpful

Cubs

On my honour
I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to my God, and
To (the Queen of) Australia
To help other people, and
To live by the Cub Scout Law

Scouts, Venturers and Rovers

On my honour
I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to my God, and
To (the Queen of) Australia
To help other people, and
To live by the Scout Law

  • The reference to the Queen can be omitted at the option of the individual[11]

Guides Australia

I promise that I will do my best
To be true to myself and develop my beliefs
To serve my community and Australia
And live by the Guide Law.

It was originally:

I promise that I will do my best to do my duty to God To serve my Queen and my country To help other people and to keep the Guide Law

(It was changed mid 2012)

Austria

Pfadfinder und Pfadfinderinnen Österreichs

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Scouts

On my honour I promise that, I will do my best to do my duty
To God and my country,
To help other people at all times and
To obey the Scout law.

Belgium

FOS Open Scouting

I promise, on my honour, to try:
To be loyal to a higher ideal, our group and democracy
To obey the guides/Scouts law
To help where possible

Europascouts en Gidsen — België

I promise, on my word of honour,
With Gods mercy and to best capacity,
To serve God, Church, King, country and Europe,
To help my fellow man in all circumstances,
To obey the Scouts law.

Scouts en Gidsen Vlaanderen

I am a Scout/Guide, among Scouts and Guides in the world
So I hope for something more than what I see.
I hope that what I do is not for nothing,
I believe that what we do has meaning,
I promise that it is not momentarily.

Brazil

União dos Escoteiros do Brasil

Federação de Bandeirantes do Brasil

I promise, under my word of honour, to do my best to:
Be loyal to God and my country,
Help other at any occasion and
Obey the Guiding Law.

Canada

Scouts Canada

On my honour
I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to God and the Queen
To help other people at all times,
And to carry out the spirit of the Scout Law.

Girl Guides of Canada

I promise to do my best,
To be true to myself, my beliefs and Canada.
I will take action for a better world
And respect the Guiding Law

Baden-Powell Service Association

The promise as made by all members of B-PSA Federation of Canada over the age of 11 years is as follows:

On my honor I promise that I will do my best -
To do my duty to God and my country
To help other people at all times,
To obey the Scout Law[12]

The more secular Baden-Powell Service Association US uses this same promise, but allows its Scouts to substitute the words "to my conscience" in place of the words "to God."

Chile

Asociación de Guías y Scouts de Chile

Colombia

Asociación Scouts de Colombia

Asociación de Guías Scouts de Colombia

Costa Rica

Asociación de Guías y Scouts de Costa Rica

Czech Republic

Junák - český skaut, z.s.

  • The reference to God is optional in the Czech Republic. See introduction above for explanation.[1]

Denmark

De Gule Speijdere i Danmark

On my honor I promise to do my best
To be faithful to my country,
Be helpful at all times
And to keep the Scout Law.

Egypt

الأتحاد العام للكشافة و المرشدات

أعد بشرفي، أن أبذل كل جهدي

 في أن أقوم بواجبي نحو الله و الوطن
و أن أساعد الناس في جميع الظروف
و أن أعمل بقانون الكشافة

Finland

Suomen Partiolaiset

France

Due to the huge number of different Scout associations in France, there is no common Scout Promise in France.

Éclaireuses et Éclaireurs de France

Scouts et Guides de France

With the assistance of the Lord and all the troop, I am ready to live according to the law of Scouts of the whole world.

Eclaireuses et Eclaireurs israélites de France

I engage with living the law of the EEIF

Association des Guides et Scouts d'Europe

On my honor, with the grace of God, I engage:
To serve my better God, the Church, my fatherland and Europe
To help my next in all circumstances
To observe the Scout law

Scouts unitaires de France

On my honor, with the grace of God, I engage:
To serve my better God, the Church and the fatherland
To help my next in all circumstances
To observe the Scout law

Germany

Due to the huge number of different Scout associations in Germany, there is no common Scout Promise in Germany. For details on the individual promises, see Scouting and Guiding in Germany.

Greece

Scouts of Greece

The original promise for the cub-scouts (λυκόπουλα) is

Guatemala

Asociación de Scouts de Guatemala

Hong Kong

The Scout Association of Hong Kong

Hong Kong Girl Guides Association

*choose either the word God or the word faith according to her personal convictions

Hungary

Magyar Cserkészszövetség

Iceland

Bandalag íslenskra skáta

  • Although God traditionally being capitalized in Icelandic the spelling in the Scout law is spelled with a lower-case g, giving way to other monotheistic religions.

India

The Bharat Scouts and Guides

"On my honour, I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to God* and my country,
To help other people and
To obey the Scout/Guide Law"

*The word "Dharma" may be substituted for the word "God", if so desired.

Indonesia

Gerakan Pramuka

Ireland

Scouting Ireland

(The promise can be taken through English, the Irish version is not a direct translation, for reasons of flow.)

Scouts

Beaver Scouts

I promise to do my best;
To be a good Beaver Scout,
To love God, and to love one another.

Cub Scouts

On my honour I promise that I will do my best,
to do my duty to God*,
to serve my community**,
to help other people and
to live by the Cub Scout Law.

Venture Scouts

On my honour I promise that I will do my best,
To do my duty to God*,
To serve my community**,
To help other people and to live by the Venture Scout Law.

Rover Scouts

On my honour I promise that I will
do my best,
to do my duty to God*,
to serve my community**,
to help other people and
to live by the Rover Scout Law.

Scouters

On my honour I promise that I will do my best,
To do my duty to God,*
To serve my community,**
To help other people and to live by the Scout Law,
And by thought, word and deed, to be a positive influence to young people in Scouting.

*The reference to God, in the Scouting Ireland promises, can be replaced by

**The term "community" refers to Gasóga na hÉireann as an all-Ireland body existing in two jurisdictions.

Irish Girl Guides

The Irish Girl Guides cover the Republic of Ireland and are part of the Council of Irish Guiding Associations along with Catholic Guides of Ireland.

  • In all versions the word "God" can be replaced by the word "faith" according to one's spiritual beliefs.
Ladybirds

“I will try to do my best, to love my God* and help other people.”

Brownies

"I promise to do my best, to do my duty to my God* and my country, to help those at home everyday, and to obey the Brownie Guide Law".

Guides

"I promise on my honour to do my best,
To do my duty to my God* and my country,
To help other people at all times,
And to obey the Guide Law".

Rangers

Rangers make the Guide Promise but add: "My special responsibility as a Ranger Guide is to render service by taking this promise out into the wider world."

Catholic Guides of Ireland

The Catholic Guides are international and cover both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Cygnet

I [insert name] promise to love God and to love other people

Brigini

On My Honour With the Grace of God I [insert name] Promise to do my best to serve God and His Church, to help other people at all times, and to keep the Brigini Law.

Guides

On my Honour, With the help of God I [insert name] promise to do my best to serve God and His Church, to be a responsible member of the community, to help other people at all times and to keep the Guide Law.

Rangers

On My Honour With the help of God I [insert name] Promise to do my best o serve God and His Church, to help other people at all times and to keep the Guide Law.

Israel

Hitachdut Hatsofim Ve Hatsofot Be Israel

Italy

Associazione Guide e Scout Cattolici Italiani

Corpo Nazionale Giovani Esploratori Italiani

Japan

Scout Association of Japan

I swear on my honor to uphold the following three practices:
To act in good faith towards God and my country, and uphold the [Scout] law.
To always help other people.
To strengthen my body, to make sound my mind, and to cultivate virtue.

Girl Scouts of Japan

I promise to:
Do my duty to God,
Be responsible for my community,
My country and the world;
Try to be helpful to other people;
and
Live by the Girl Scout Law.

Kenya

On my honour
I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to God, and
To my country (Kenya),
To help other people at all times, and
To obey the Scout Law.

Malaysia

Persekutuan Pengakap Malaysia

Persatuan Pandu Puteri Malaysia

On my honour I promise that I will do my best
to God, King, and my Country Malaysia
to help people at all times
and to obey the guide laws.

Malta

The Scout Association of Malta

Fuq l-unur tieghi, inwieghed li naghmel hilti
Biex naqdi dmiri lejn Alla u Art Twelidi
Biex nghin lil haddiehor kull hin
Li nobdi l-ligi tal-iScouts.

Mexico

Asociación de Scouts de México, Asociación Civil

The Netherlands

Scouting Nederland

I promise to do my best
(with the help of God)
to be a good Scout
to search for and encourage the good consciously,
to help everyone where I can
and to live by the Scouts law.
You can count on me.

  • The reference to God is optional in the Netherlands. See introduction above for explanation.

New Zealand

Scouting New Zealand

On my honour,
I promise to do my best,
To do my duty to my God,
To the Queen and my Country,
To help other people,
And to live by the Scout Law.

GirlGuiding New Zealand

I promise to do my best,
To be true to myself and develop my beliefs,
To live by the Guide Law
And take action for a better world.

Nigeria

Nigerian Boy Scouts

On my honour,
I promise to do my best,
To do my duty,
To God and my Country,
To help other people at all times,
And to obey the Scout Law.

Nigerian Girl Guides

On my honour,
I promise to do my best,
To do my duty,
To God and my Country,
To help other people at all times,
And to obey the Guide Law.

Norway

Norges Speiderforbund

Alternatively:

Norges KFUK-KFUM-speidere

Pakistan

Scouts Association Mission

The mission of Scouting is to contribute to the education of young people, through a value system based on the Scout Promise and Law, to help build a better world where people are self-fulfilled as individuals and play a constructive role in society.

Pakistan Scouts Associations[13]

Currently PBSA has Ten provincial associations, namely:

Scout Promises

Urdu

میں وعدہ کرتا ہوں کہ اللہ تعالی، محمد رسول [صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم] اور پاکستان کے عائد کردہ فرائض کی ادائیگی, دوسروں کی مدد, اور سکائوٹ قانون کی پابندی میں پوری کوشش کروں گا

English

On my honor, I will do my best

To do my duty to Almighty Allah, Muhammad (Peace be upon him) and Pakistan,

To help other people,

And to obey the Scout Law.

Philippines

Boy Scouts of the Philippines

Boy and Senior Scouts

On my honor, I will do my best
to do my duty to God and my country,
The Republic of the Philippines,
And to obey the Scout Law.
To help other people at all times,
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake and morally upright

KAB Scouts

On my honor, I will do my best
to love God and my country,
the Republic of the Philippines,
to do a good turn daily
and to obey the Scout law

Filipino/Tagalog

Sa ngalan ng aking dangal
ay gagawín ko ang buóng makakaya;
Upang tumupád sa aking tungkulin sa Diyós at sa aking Bayan,
ang Republiká ng Pilipinas
at sumunód sa Batás ng Iskawt;
Tumulong sa ibáng tao sa lahát ng pagkakataón;
Pamalagiing malakás ang aking katawán,
gisíng ang isipan at marangál ang asal.

Senior Scout Code

As a Senior Scout,

I will live by
the Scout Oath and Law and the
Senior Scout motto and slogan.

I will be familiar with the Constitution
of the Philippines especially my
rights and obligations as a Filipino
citizen.

I will share in my responsibilities to
my home, school, church, neighborhood,
community and country.

I will deal fairly and kindly with
my fellowmen in the spirit of the Scout
Law.

I will work to preserve our Filipino
heritage aware that the privileges
I enjoy were won by hard work, sacrifice, clear
thinking and faith of our forefathers.

I will do everything in my power to
pass a better Philippines to the next
generation.

Lyka Vision

To be the leading provider of progressive outdoor-based non-formal education
committed to develop morally straight, disciplined, concerned, self-reliant
citizens in the best tradition of World Scouting.
Mission

To inculcate in our Scouts love of God, country and fellowmen;
To prepare the youth for responsible leadership; and
To contribute to nation-building according to the ideals, principles and program of Scouting.

Girl Scouts of the Philippines

On my honor i will do my duty
To God & my country
To help other people at all times
& to live by the Girl Scout Law

Portugal

Associação dos Escoteiros de Portugal

Corpo Nacional de Escutas

Prometo pela minha honra e com a graça de Deus, fazer todos os possíveis por:
 - Cumprir os meus deveres para com Deus, a Igreja e a Pátria;
 - Auxiliar o meu semelhante em todas as circunstâncias;
 - Obedecer à lei do Escuta.

Poland

Związek Harcerstwa Polskiego

Związek Harcerstwa Rzeczypospolitej

Romania

Organizatia Nationala Cercetasii Romaniei

Singapore

Singapore Scout Association

On My honour, I promise that I will do my best;
To do my duty to God and the Republic of Singapore,
To help other people;
And to keep the Scout Law.

Girl Guides Singapore

I promise to do my best,
To do my duty to God,
To serve my country
and help other people,
and to keep the Guide Law

South Africa

South African Scout Association

On my honour, I promise that I will do my best -
To do my duty to God, and my Country;
To help other people at all times;
To obey the Scout Law.

Girl Guide Association of South Africa

I promise to do my best
To do my duty to my God
And to my country
To help other people
And to keep the Guide Law

South Korea

Korea Scout Association and Girl Scouts Korea

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Scout Association

என்னால் கூடுமான வரையில்,
என் சமயத்திற்கும் என் தேசத்திற்கும் என் கடமைகளைப் புரிவேனெனவும்
எக் காலத்திலும் பிறருக்கு உதவி புரிவேனெனவும்
சாரண விதிகளுக்கு அமைந்து பணிந்து நடப்பேனெனவும்
என் கௌரவத்தின் மீது நான் சத்தியம் செய்கின்றேன்.

On my honor, I promise to do my best,
to do my duty to religion and country,
to help other people at all times
and to obey the Scout Laws..

බාලදක්ෂ පොරොන්දුව
මාගේ ආගම හා රට කෙරෙහි යුතුකම් ඉටුකිරීමට ද
සැම කල්හී ම අනුන්ට උපකාර කිරීමට ද
බාලදක්ෂ නීතියට කීකරුවීමට ද
මාගේ අවංක විශ්වාසය උඩ සම්පූර්ණ උත්සාහය යෙද වීමට පොරොන්දු වෙමි.

Sweden

Svenska Scoutrådet

Switzerland

Swiss Guide and Scout Movement

With your help and happily I Promise to do my best:
or
With the help of God, with your help and happily I promise to do my best:
To study in detail the values of our Scout Law
To search for the meaning of my life
To be involved in the community where I live

Taiwan

Scouts of China

Girl Scouts of Taiwan

Thailand

The National Scout Organization of Thailand

On my honour I promise
that I will be loyal to the Nation,
the Religion and the King;
help other people at all times;
and obey the Scout Law.

Turkey

Türkiye Izcilik Federasyonu

On my honour, I will promise,
To do duties to God and my country,
To help others at all time
To obey the Scouting laws,
To be physically strong, mentally awake and morally strong.

Uganda

The Uganda Scouts Association

On My honour, I promise that I will do my best;
To do my duty to God, and my Country,
To help other people at all times;
To obey the Scout Law.

Ukraine

National Organization of the Scouts of Ukraine (National WOSM member)

 On my honor I promise to the best of my abilities to do my duty to God and Ukraine,
help others at all times, and obey the Scout Law.

United Kingdom

The Scout Association

The promise as made by all members of The Scout Association over the age of 10½ years old is as follows:

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.

Beaver Scouts (The Scout Association)

I promise to do my best,
To be kind and helpful,
and to love God.

Cub Scouts (The Scout Association)

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.

The Scout Promise in Welsh (Addewid y Sgowtiaid)

Ar fy llw,
Addawf i wneud fy ngorau
i wneud fy nyletswydd i Dduw ac i'r Frenhines
i helpu pobl eraill
ac i gadw Cyfraith y Sgowtiaid.

  • Variations to the wording are allowed in order to accommodate those with "no affirmed faith" (from January 2014), of different religious obligations or national allegiances.[14][15]

Girlguiding UK

I promise that I will do my best:
To be true to myself and develop my beliefs,
To serve the Queen and my community,
To help other people
and
To keep the (Brownie) Guide Law.

Baden-Powell Scouts' Association

The promise as made by all members of Baden-Powell Scouts' Association over the age of 11 years is as follows:

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 at all times,
And obey the Scout Law.

Beaver Scouts (Baden-Powell Scouts' Association)

I promise to do my best,
To obey my Leaders and parents
And to be a good Beaver.

Wolf Cubs (Baden-Powell Scouts' Association)

I promise to DO MY BEST.
To do my duty to God, and to the Queen,
To keep the Law of the Wolf Cub Pack,
and to do a good turn to somebody every day.

European Scout Federation (British Association)

The Otter promise is as follows:

Otters try to keep the Otter Law,
learn about God and look after their world.

The Wolf Cub promise is as follows:

I promise to do my best to do my duty to God, the Queen,
my Country and Europe.
To keep the law of the Wolf Cub Pack,
and be helpful each and every day.

The Scout promise as made by all Scouts, Rovers, and Leaders is as follows:

On my honour, I promise, that I will do my best:-
To do my duty to God, the Queen, my Country and Europe.
To help other people at all times, and
To obey the Scout Law.

United States

Boy Scouts of America

The Cub Scout Promise will be replaced by the Scout Oath in mid-2015.[16] The Venturing Oath will be replaced by the Scout Oath in late 2013 or early 2014.

Cub Scouting

I ________ promise to do my best
To do my duty to God and my country,
To help other people, and
To obey the Law of the Pack.

Boy Scouting

On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.

Venturing

As a Venturer, I promise to do my duty to God and help strengthen America, to help others, and to seek truth, fairness, and adventure in our world.

Girl Scouts of the USA

On my honor, I will try:
To serve God* and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

* The word "God" can be interpreted in a number of ways, depending on one's spiritual beliefs. When reciting the Girl Scout Promise, it is okay to replace the word "God" with whatever word your spiritual beliefs dictate.

Baden-Powell Service Association

As BPSA's policy is open and inclusive, all members of the Baden-Powell Service Association US beginning with the Timberwolf section (age 8)—including those with no professed religion or belief in God—make one of the following promises:

On my honor I promise that I will do my best -
To do my duty to God and my country
To help other people at all times,
To obey the Scout Law[17]

or

On my honor, I promise that I will do my best
To render service to my country.
To help other people at all times.
To obey the Scout Law.[17]

Zimbabwe

Girl Guides Association of Zimbabwe

Shona

Ndinovimba kuita zvandinogona
Kuita basa rangu rakafanira kuna Mwari
Kushandira nyika yangu nekushandira vamwe vanhu
Nokuchengetedza mirawo yamaGaidhi

Ndebele

Ngiyathembisa ukuthi ngizakwenza okuhle ngokwedlulisayo
Ukwenza imfanelo yami kuNkulunkulu
Ukusebenzela ilizwe lami la banye abantu
Lokugcina imitemo yamaGayidi

English

I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to God,
To serve my country and other people
and to keep the Guide Law

See also

Weblinks

References

  1. ^  
  2. ^ a b "WOSM Constitution and By-Laws" (PDF). World Scout Bureau. July 1983, April 2000. Retrieved 10 March 2007. 
  3. ^ "WAGGGS Constitution and Bye-Laws" (PDF). WAGGGS World Bureau. December 1936, June 2005. Retrieved 10 March 2007. 
  4. ^ a b  
  5. ^ "FRIENDS OF ISRAEL SCOUTS: ABOUT THE TZOFIM'S OATH & COMMANDMENTS". Archived from the original on 4 December 2007. Retrieved 25 August 2009. 
  6. ^ "Promesses des éclaireuses et éclaireurs israélites de France". Retrieved 25 August 2009. 
  7. ^ "Paracha Ki Tétsé 576 : Dieu ou Bon Dieu ?". Retrieved 25 August 2009. 
  8. ^ "BP Scouting". BP Scouting. Retrieved 10 March 2007. 
  9. ^ "B-P Scouts Introduction". 1st Tarrant Baden-Powell Scouts. Retrieved 10 March 2007. 
  10. ^ "B-P Law & Promise". Inquiry Net. Retrieved 10 March 2007. 
  11. ^ Policy and Rules of the Scout Association of Australia, Scouts Australia, 2005
  12. ^ http://www.bpsa-canada.org/
  13. ^ Pakistan Boy Scouts Association
  14. ^ "Rule 1.1: Variations to the wording of the Promises". The Scout Association. Retrieved 23 December 2009. 
  15. ^ http://members.scouts.org.uk/fundamentals/?pageid=2944
  16. ^ Wendell, Bryan (17 October 2012). "BSA to Use Scout Oath and Scout Law for All Programs". Bryan on Scouting. Scouting. 
  17. ^ a b http://bpsa-us.org/resources/program-resources/
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