Scout Promise & Info

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The Promise

Our Scout Group is an ‘Open Group’; this basically means that as long as your Child meets the general requirements for membership of the Scout Association they are welcome within our Group.

To become a member of the Scout Association and our group your child will be asked to make a promise at an investiture ceremony.   This would normally be undertaken during a normal meeting, however it can be carried out at any event.  We would always try and make this a very special event for your child, however it is your child’s investiture and would only be carried out when they were ready.  Investitures may be delayed so that they could be carried out at a special event e.g. at camp.   You, of course, would be more than welcome to witness this ceremony.

The promise that they make will be dependent on the section that they are joining.  The promise can, however, be altered in a number of ways to take into account religious beliefs, or absence thereof; nationality and / or special needs.

A Leader can generally answer any questions that you or your child may have with regard to the promise.

The Scout Promise  

Religious Version

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.

Non-Religious Version (for Humanists, atheists or people with no particular 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.

The Scout 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 worldwide 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.

Code of Conduct

In addition to the above, the Scouts themselves have helped develop the Troop’s code of conduct which can be viewed via the link below:

Code of Conduct