Youth membership of The Scout Association is voluntary and open to all young people, male and female, aged 6 to 25,
regardless of faith, nationality, race, culture, mental or physical ability, or other circumstances. Membership is confirmed by
making a simple Promise.
All members make this simple Promise and become part of the Worldwide Scout Movement:
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
The Promise is made easier for younger children and is also available in different forms that recognise the country of
origin that an individual belongs to, and their God.
The Promise is also made by Adult members who serve as Commissioners (volunteer managers), Leaders, Assistant Leaders, Administrators and
in many other roles.