The Scout Promise
There are a number of variations of the Scout Promise to reflect the range of faiths, beliefs and attitudes, and nationalities, in the UK within Scouting.
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficial and the Most Merciful,
I promise that I will do my best to do my duty to Allah and to the Queen,
To help other people and to keep the Scout Law.
Fundamentals of Scouting
The Purpose of Scouting Scouting exists to actively engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society.
The Values of Scouting
As Scouts we are guided by these values:
• Integrity - We act with integrity; we are honest, trustworthy and loyal.
• Respect - We have self-respect and respect for others.
• Care - We support others and take care of the world in which we live.
• Belief - We explore our faiths, beliefs and attitudes.
• Cooperation - We make a positive difference; we cooperate with others and make friends.
The Scout Method
Scouting takes place when young people, in partnership with adults, work together based on the values of Scouting and:
• Enjoy what they are doing and have fun;
• Take part in activities indoors and outdoors;
• Learn by doing; • Share in spiritual reflection;
• Take responsibility and make choices;
• Undertake new and challenging activities; and
• Make and live by their Promise.
We Scout – but why should you?
1. Try over 200 activities From archery and acting to street sports and zorbing, being a Scout gives you the chance to get stuck into loads of activities you wouldn’t normally get to do.
2. Make new friends Going to your Scout meetings is a chance to meet up with your mates, have a laugh and do lots of exciting activities. You'll meet adventurous people just like you who want to do something a little different.
3. Have fun Chief Scout Bear Grylls says life is about grabbing opportunities! We agree! Above everything else, Scouting is all about enjoying yourself, whatever you're doing – and there'll always be plenty to do!
4. Get outdoors As a Scout, you get to explore the big outdoors and travel to new places and try new things. Sounds better than being stuck in the house with nothing to do, right? 5. Learn exciting things Not many people know about the stars at night, how to sail a dinghy or make a stew on a campfire, but you soon will! Scouting helps you learn lots of new and amazing skills – and you get to earn badges and rewards along the way