The Scout Promise
The Scout Promise
On my honor I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to God and the King (or to God and my Country)
To help other people at all times
To obey the Scout Law
All members of the Scout Movement are required to adhere to the Scout Promise and Scout Law. The wording may vary in different National Scout Organizations as appropriate to the local culture, but they are all based on the Promise and Law originally conceived by the Founder of the Scout Movement, Baden-Powell
• Promise and Law:
A Scout is committed to the scout promise that he says out loud before receiving his neckerchief. The Scout Law is a concrete and practical way to understand and live out the values of Scouting.
• Learning by Doing:
A scout learns by doing and experiencing and being part in different activities instead of theoretical instructions. This gives him the opportunity to engage with the process and have ownership.
• Team system:
A Scout learns how to be an effective and fruitful member in a team (a small organization) and how to be part of a team system. The Scouts organize their life as a group - sharing responsibilities, making decisions, setting up, carrying out and evaluating their activities.
• Symbolic framework:
Scouting uses symbols for simplifying its values and aims for the scouts and gives the youth the capacity for imagination, adventure, creativity and inventiveness. For example, in Cub Scout packs, a cub master is called "Akela" who is a symbol of wisdom, authority, and leadership in the story "Jungle Book".
• Personal Progression:
Scouting helps each individual to be consciously and actively involved in his or her own development. It enables them to progress in their own way and at their own pace, to gain confidence and to recognize the progress made. The progressive scheme (goals are set for each age group) is the main tool used to support this element of the Scout Method.
Scouting depends on nature and living in places far away from civilization, as an important method for self-development and improvement.
• Adult Support:
Adults role in scout movement is to guide and support the young people to participate in meaningful activities that promote the development of the individual Scout as well as the group as a whole.