Scout Oaths, Promises, Mottos, and Slogans


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BDP (Bund Deutscher Pfadfinderinnnen)

Germany (Cubs) - Promise

Ich will ein guter Freund sein und unsere Regeln achten.

I want to be a good friend and follow our rules.

Another version:

I promise to do my best
To do my duty to God and my Fatherland
To be honest
And to follow the Laws of the Pack.

Germany (Cubs) - Rules

Ein Wölfling nimmt Rücksicht auf andere. Ein Wölfling hilft, wo er kann.

A cub is considerate of others. A cub helps where he can.

Some groups add:

Ein Wölfling spielt fair.

A cub plays fair.

Germany (Scouts) - Promise:

Versprechen: Ich will, im Vertrauen auf Gottes Hilfe, nach den Regeln der Pfadfinderinnen und Pfadfinder mit euch leben.

I want in trust on God's help live with you after the rules of
the Guides and Scouts.

Germany (Scouts) - Law

Ich will hilfsbereit und rücksichtsvoll sein
Ich will den anderen achten
Ich will zur Freundschaft aller Pfadfinderinnen und Pfadfinder beitragen
Ich will aufrichtig und zuverlaessig sein
Ich will kritisch sein und Verantwortung uebernehmen
Ich will Schwierigkeiten nicht ausweichen
Ich will die Natur kennenlernen und helfen, sie zu erhalten
Ich will mich beherrschen
Ich will dem Frieden dienen und mich fuer die Gemeinschaft einsetzen, in der ich lebe

I want to be helpful and considerate
I want to respect the other
I want to contribute to the friendship of all Guides and Scouts
I want to be honest and reliable
I want to be critical and take over responsibility
I want not to avoid difficulties
I want to know nature and help to preserve it
I want to control myself
I want to serve peace and do my best for the society in which I live


Germany (Cubs)

Do Your Best

In German the cub-scout motto is "Unser Bestes" (our best). "Do your Best" literally translated would be "Tue Dein Bestes".

Germany (Scouts)

Gut Pfad (used as a greeting)

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