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This Scout Law is based on the 1912 and original 1908  edition of Baden-Powell's Scouting for Boys.  It contains the rules which apply to Pathfinders and Scouts the entire world over, and which you promise to obey when you are invested as an Pathfinder.  Study it carefully so that you understand the meaning of every point.

Traditional Scout Law 

  1. A Scout’s honor is to be trusted.
  2. A Scout is loyal.
  3. A Scout’s duty is be useful and to help others.
  4. A Scout is a friend to all, and a brother to every other Scout.
  5. A Scout is courteous.
  6. A Scout is a friend to animals.
  7. A Scout obeys orders.
  8. A Scout smiles and whistles under all difficulties.
  9. A Scout is thrifty.
  10. A Scout is clean in thought, word, and deed. 

At your investiture as an Pathfinder you will have to make the Scout Promise in front of the rest of the Troop.

This Promise is very difficult to keep, because it is a so serious and you can't be a  Pathfinder unless you do your best to live up to this oath. Scouting is not only fun, but it also requires a lot from you.  Your willingness to make the Scout Promise indicates to others that you can be trusted to do everything you possibly can to keep your Scout Promise.

Traditional Scout Promise 

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.

According to undocumented tradition, Baden-Powell wrote alternative oaths called “Outlander Promises” for Scouts in the far-flung United Kingdom who could not, for reasons of conscience,  recognize a duty to a King (the norm in the USA), for individuals or members of religions (such as Buddhism, Taoism, and others) that do not worship a deity, and for members of orthodox religions that do not use the name of "G_d" in secular settings.  In some Scouting associations any Member, Patrol, Section, or Group may make this Traditional Outlander Scout Promise as an alternative oath. 

A Traditional Outlander Scout Promise 

On my honor I promise to do my best:
      To render service to my country;
      To help other people at all times;
      To obey the Scout Law.

 The Traditional Handbook

 

 

   

 

 


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