Explorer Promise and Law

Explorers will make their promise as part of an investiture ceremony.

If you would like to be invested as an Explorer you must have attended for at least 6 weeks. We let you decide when you want to be invested, have a look over the programme and let us know which evening you choose in advance, so we can get everything ready. Once invested you will be given an Explorer scarf and badges.

Many members also renew their promise on an annual basis, traditionally at a St. Georges Day service.

Alternative versions to the promise were made available to Scout Groups in order to welcome even more young people to Scouting. The core promise, which refers to a ‘Duty to God’, remains intact and Scouting remains fully committed as a Movement that explores faith and religion as a core element of its programme.

If you would like to make a specific promise, please discuss it with your leader.


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
Select a Promise:
  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

South Berkshire District Scouts

Sandhurst, Crowthorne, Owlsmoor, Wokingham Without, Bracknell, Royal County of Berkshire, RG12 7QS

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