Every person joining The Scout Association does so by making the Promise. Making the Promise, or being invested into Scouting, is the most important ceremony in Scouting and is common to Scouts throughout the world.

The Beaver Scout Promise:
I promise to do my best
To be kind and helpful
And to love God.

The Beaver Scout Motto:
Be prepared

 

Alternative Promise:
Scouting is available to people of all faiths as well as people who are humanist, atheist or have no affirmed faith and therefore must therefore take account of the different religious obligations or non religious beliefs of its Members.

Similarly, people of other nationalities resident in the United Kingdom, who may become Members of the Association, owe allegiance to their own Country. To meet these circumstances, there are different variations of the Beaver Scout, Cub Scout and Scout Promise that can be made, allowing for the individuals obligations while upholding the essential spirit of the Promise.