Scout Oaths, Promises, Mottos, and Slogans

United Kingdom

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Editor's note:  The following is now more of historical interest in light of a recent decision of the U.K. Scout Association.  See news story at,,2087-1650843,00.html

The traditional pledge of loyalty to God and Queen has been replaced with a series of multicultural options.

United Kingdom (Beaver Scouts Ages 6 - 8) - Promise
I promise to do my best
to be kind and helpful
and to love God

United Kingdom (Cubs Ages 8 - 10.6 ) - Promise
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.

United Kingdom (Cubs) - Law
Cub Scouts always do their best,
Think of others before themselves
And, do a Good Turn everyday.

Baden-Powell's ORIGINAL version
On my honour,
I promise that I will do my best,
To do my duty to God and the King,
To help other people all the time,

United Kingdom (Scouts/Air Scouts/Sea Scouts Ages 10.6 - 15.6) - 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.

Note: Alternative wordings are available to meet the needs of other faiths and for citizens of countries who do not owe allegiance to the Queen, e.g. an American could join The Scout Association and promise " ... to do my duty to God and to the country in which I am now living. "

United Kingdom (Scouts) - Law
1. A Scout is to be trusted.
2. A Scout is loyal.
3. A Scout is friendly and considerate.
4. A Scout belongs to the world-wide family of Scouts.
5. A Scout has courage in all difficulties.
6. A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of
possessions and property.
7. A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.

United Kingdom (Rover/Scouter) - Promise
On my honour, I promise
To 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.


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