Promise and Law

All Scouts in Australia commit to a code of living as expressed in the Promise and Law. 

The Scouting program is designed to help members to learn how to keep their Promise. One of the most important aspects of the Scout Law is that members voluntarily undertake to live by it. In the younger age sections the law is simplified commensurate with the age of the young people. 

Australian Scout Promise

There are two versions of the Scout Promise, either of which may be chosen by the individual.

On my honour, I promise 
To do my best,
To be true to my spiritual beliefs,
To contribute to my community and to our world,
To help other people,
And to live by the Scout Law.


On my honour
I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to my God, and
To the King of Australia
To help other people,
And to live by the Scout Law.

Australian Scout Law

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.