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8 October 2013
Promise video from UK Scouting on www.youtube.com

The Scout Association (TSA) has launched an additional alternative version to the core Scout Promise in order to officially welcome atheists into the Movement.

Following an extensive 10-month consultation process within and outside of the Movement, TSA has introduced an additional alternative version of the Scout Promise that can be taken by those without a faith for the first time in its 106-year history.

The existing Scout Promise:
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.

New alternative wording of the Promise:
On my honour, I promise that I will do my best
To uphold our Scout values, to do my duty to the Queen,
To help other people
And to keep the Scout Law.

For Cub Scout section (ages 8 to 10½):
I promise that I will do my best
To uphold our Scout values, to do my duty to the Queen,
To help other people
And to keep the Cub Scout Law.

For Beaver Scout section (ages 6 to 8):
I promise to do my best
To be kind and helpful and to love our world.

Other existing alternative wording of the Promise can be viewed here. This resource will be updated to incorporate the new additional alternative offered for atheists and humanists from 1 January 2014.

for more information on the Fundamentals of Scouting in the UK

http://scouts.org.uk/fundamentals