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Pledge to be a model citizen

The Australian Scout Promise and Law bonds all Scouting members in Australia under a single commitment. All members promise to live by the same law and share the same values of respect, doing what is right and believing in oneself. This personal commitment also serves to unify members of Scouting.

Australian Scout Promise

The Scout Promise embodies the Principles of ScoutingDuty to God, Duty to Others and Duty to Self. The World Organisation of the Scout Movement permits each country to define Duty to God in a way that meets the needs of the society in which it operates. Scouts Australia has a definition of Spirituality that suits the needs of the program and makes a link between Duty to God and spiritual development.

There are two versions of the Australian Scout Promise. Regardless of the version, the Australian Scout Promise requires Scouts to do their best, to be open to the exploration of their own and others’ belief systems, appreciate the impact our community, country and world has on us, and in turn, what we can do for them, and to live by the agreed values contained in the Australian Scout Law.

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.

Australian Scout Promise version one

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.

Australian Scout Promise version two

Australian Scout Law

The Australian Scout Law is based on the values Australians – both Scouting and non-Scouting members – consider important. The Principles of Scouting inspire the Australian Scout Law statements.

Be respectful

  • be friendly and considerate
  • care for others and the environment

Do what is right

  • be trustworthy, honest and fair
  • use resources wisely

Believe in myself

  • learn from my experiences
  • face challenges with courage