The Original Promise and Law

Learn about the Original Promise and Law of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting

Lord Robert Baden-Powell encouraged the development of the whole person, including spiritual, moral, physical, mental, social, intellectual and emotional aspects. All of these aspects all were instrumental in the creation of the Fundamental Principles of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting, outlined in the Original Promise and Law.

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Original Promise

On my honour, I promise that I will do my best:
To do my duty to God and the King (Or God and my country);
To help other people at all times;
To obey the Guide Law

Original Law

  • A Guide’s honour is to be trusted.
  • A Guide is loyal.
  • A Guide's duty is to be useful and to help others.
  • A Guide is a friend to all and a sister to every other Guide.
  • A Guide is courteous.
  • A Guide is a friend to animals.
  • A Guide obeys orders.
  • A Guide smiles and sings under all difficulties.
  • A Guide is thrifty.
  • A Guide is pure in thought, in word and in deed


Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting involves physical and emotional development, and through membership of the Movement each Girl Guide and Girl Scout enjoys a variety of stimulating activities and challenges which encourage the individual to contribute to the best of her ability to ensure the success of her group's activities.

Girl Guides and Girl Scouts develop themselves through our unique value-based and non-formal educational approach.  The Movement encourages individual approaches to non-formal education.  The Girl Guide and Girl Scout therefore chooses her route and proceeds with her chosen activities at her own pace, exercising self-motivation and freedom of choice. In this way, the Girl Guide and Girl Scout progresses individually, as well as learning to interact successfully as part of a group, developing her own imagination and creativity.

Get involved with Girl Guiding and Girls Scouting, join the global family and connect with your local and national community and speak out about the issues important to you.  

 

 

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