List of Scout Promises by country

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The following is a list of Scout Promises or Scout Oaths in national Scout/Guide organizations.

Note: Many of these are translations from the native languages of a particular organization and translations of the same words may vary. Template:TOC right Template:Dynamic list

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Australia

Scouts Australia

<poem>On my honour, I promise To do my best, To be true to my spiritual beliefs, To contribute to my community and our world, To help other people, And to live by the Scout Law

OR

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 [1]</poem>

Guides Australia

<poem>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.</poem>

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

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Bangladesh

Bangladesh Scouts

<poem>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.</poem>

Belgium

FOS Open Scouting

<poem>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</poem>

Europascouts en Gidsen — België

<poem>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.</poem>

Scouts en Gidsen Vlaanderen

<poem>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.</poem>

Brazil

União dos Escoteiros do Brasil

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Federação de Bandeirantes do Brasil

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

Canada

Scouts Canada

<poem>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.</poem>

Girl Guides of Canada

<poem>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 </poem>

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: <poem>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[2]</poem>

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

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Colombia

Asociación Scouts de Colombia

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Asociación de Guías Scouts de Colombia

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Costa Rica

Asociación de Guías y Scouts de Costa Rica

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Czech Republic

Junák - český skaut, z.s.

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  • The reference to God is optional in the Czech Republic. See introduction above for explanation.[3]

Denmark

De Gule Speijdere i Danmark

<poem>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.</poem>

Egypt

الأتحاد العام للكشافة و المرشدات

أعد بشرفي، أن أبذل كل جهدي<poem>

في أن أقوم بواجبي نحو الله و الوطن

و أن أساعد الناس في جميع الظروف و أن أعمل بقانون الكشافة </poem>

Finland

Suomen Partiolaiset

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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

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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

<poem>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</poem>

Scouts unitaires de France

<poem>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</poem>

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

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

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Guatemala

Asociación de Scouts de Guatemala

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Hong Kong

The Scout Association of Hong Kong

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Hong Kong Girl Guides Association

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

Hungary

Magyar Cserkészszövetség

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Iceland

Bandalag íslenskra skáta

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  • 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

<poem>"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" </poem>

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

Indonesia

Gerakan Pramuka

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Ireland

Scouting Ireland

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

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

Cub Scouts <poem> 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. </poem>

Venture Scouts <poem>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.</poem>

Rover Scouts <poem> 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.</poem>

Scouters <poem>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.</poem>

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

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**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

<poem> "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". </poem>

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

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Italy

Associazione Guide e Scout Cattolici Italiani

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Corpo Nazionale Giovani Esploratori Italiani

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Japan

Scout Association of Japan

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Girl Scouts of Japan

<poem>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.</poem>

Kenya

<poem>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.</poem>

Malaysia

Persekutuan Pengakap Malaysia

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Persatuan Pandu Puteri Malaysia

<poem>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.</poem>

Malta

The Scout Association of Malta

<poem>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.</poem>

Mexico

Asociación de Scouts de México, Asociación Civil

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The Netherlands

Scouting Nederland

<poem>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.</poem>

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

New Zealand

Scouting New Zealand

On 24 July 2017, the Scout Promise and Kea Promise changed.[6]

<poem>On my honour, I promise to do my best, To develop my spiritual beliefs, To contribute to my community,country and world, To help other people, And to live by the Scout Law.

Maori:

Te Kī Taurangi Scout (Our Scout Promise) E mana ai taku kī taurangi, kia pukumahi te mahi, Kia tau te whakapono-ā-wairua, Kia ihu oneone ki te hapori, ki te whenua tupu, ki te ao Kia manaakitia tangata kē atu, Kia ū ki tā te ture i kī mai ai.</poem>

The Kea Promise as of 24 July 2017:

<poem>I share, I care, I discover, I grow.

Maori:

Te Kī Taurangi Kea (Our Kea Promise) Ka tohatoha ahau, ka manaaki ahau, ka kite ahau, ka whanake ahau.</poem>

GirlGuiding New Zealand

<poem>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.</poem>

Nigeria

Nigerian Boy Scouts

<poem>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.</poem>

Nigerian Girl Guides

<poem>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.</poem>

Norway

Norges Speiderforbund

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Norges KFUK-KFUM-speidere

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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

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

I promise, 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 <poem>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</poem>

KAB Scouts <poem>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</poem>

Filipino/Tagalog <poem>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.</poem>

Senior Scout Code

<poem> 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.</poem>

Lyka Vision <poem> 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.</poem>

Girl Scouts of the Philippines

<poem>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</poem>

Portugal

Associação dos Escoteiros de Portugal

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Corpo Nacional de Escutas

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Poland

Związek Harcerstwa Polskiego

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Związek Harcerstwa Rzeczypospolitej

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Romania

Organizatia Nationala Cercetasii Romaniei

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Singapore

Singapore Scout Association

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

Girl Guides Singapore

<poem>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</poem>

South Africa

South African Scout Association

<poem>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.</poem>

Girl Guide Association of South Africa

<poem>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</poem>

South Korea

Korea Scout Association and Girl Scouts Korea

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Scout Association

<poem> 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.</poem> <poem> 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..</poem> <poem> 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.</poem>

Sweden

Svenska Scoutrådet

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Switzerland

Swiss Guide and Scout Movement

<poem>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</poem>

Taiwan

Scouts of China

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Thailand

The National Scout Organization of Thailand

<poem>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.</poem>

Turkey

Türkiye Izcilik Federasyonu

<poem>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.</poem>

Uganda

The Uganda Scouts Association

<poem>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.</poem>

Ukraine

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

<poem> 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.</poem>

United Kingdom

The Scout Association

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  • 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.[7][8]

Girlguiding UK

<poem>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.</poem>

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: <poem>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.</poem>

Beaver Scouts (Baden-Powell Scouts' Association) <poem>I promise to do my best, To obey my Leaders and parents And to be a good Beaver.</poem>

Wolf Cubs (Baden-Powell Scouts' Association) <poem>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.</poem>

'The Pathfinder & Rover Explorer Scouts Association'.

The promise as made by all members of [[P-RESA] over the age of 10.5 years is as follows: <poem>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.</poem>

Beaver 'The Pathfinder & Rover Explorer Scouts Association'. <poem>I promise to do my best, To obey my Leaders and parents And to be a good Beaver.</poem>

Wolf Cubs 'The Pathfinder & Rover Explorer Scouts Association'. <poem>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.</poem>

Scouts ('The Pathfinder & Rover Explorer Scouts' Association.) The promise as made by all members of [[P-RESA] over the age of 10.5 years is as follows: <poem>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.</poem>

European Scout Federation (British Association)

The Otter promise is as follows: <poem>Otters try to keep the Otter Law, learn about God and look after their world.</poem>

The Wolf Cub promise is as follows: <poem>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.</poem>

The Scout promise as made by all Scouts, Rovers, and Leaders is as follows: <poem>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.</poem>

United States

Boy Scouts of America

The Cub Scout Promise was replaced by the Scout Oath in mid-2015.[9] The Venturing Oath was replaced by the Scout Oath by early 2014.

<poem>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.</poem>

Girl Scouts of the USA

<poem>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.</poem>

* 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 acceptable 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: <poem>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[10]</poem>

or

<poem>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.[10]</poem>

Vietnam (the Republic of Vietnam)

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Zimbabwe

Girl Guides Association of Zimbabwe

Shona <poem>Ndinovimba kuita zvandinogona Kuita basa rangu rakafanira kuna Mwari Kushandira nyika yangu nekushandira vamwe vanhu Nokuchengetedza mirawo yamaGaidhi</poem> Ndebele <poem>Ngiyathembisa ukuthi ngizakwenza okuhle ngokwedlulisayo Ukwenza imfanelo yami kuNkulunkulu Ukusebenzela ilizwe lami la banye abantu Lokugcina imitemo yamaGayidi</poem> English <poem>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</poem>

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