Promise and Law

Scouts started in 1907 following an experimental camp on Brownsea Island off the Dorset coast. Today there are over 500,000 Scouts in the UK learning new skills and having fun. Scouts have a promise and law to keep and here at 8th Alton our young members are encouraged to follow the promise and law and to take pride in doing so.

The Scout Promise is:

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 Cub Scout Law.

The Scout Law is:

A Scout is to be trusted,
A Scout is loyal,
A Scout is friendly and considerate,
A Scout belongs to the worldwide family of Scouts,
A Scout has courage in all difficulties,
A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property,
A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.

The Scout Motto is:

Be Prepared

Our balanced programme of physical, intellectual, social and spiritual activities helps our Scouts understand their promise and law and put them into practice everyday.

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The Scout Code Of Conduct

We all come to scouts voluntarily, we are all equals, so we need a set of rules we all stick to so that things work. We call this our code of conduct.

In our code of conduct, we agree to:-

  1. Attend scouts regularly and take part in activities
  2. Wear our uniform smartly
  3. Show respect to others and their property
  4. Listen to each other
  5. Be quiet when a PL, Leader or Helper asks us to
  6. Be good team members, and do what we’re asked
  7. Make sure that mobile phones and other such devices are not seen or heard unless specifically required for an activity (emergency contact can be made through the leaders)
  8. Keep safe and have fun

We agree to the Red and Yellow card system of discipline:

  •  Only Scout Leaders can give out cards
  •  A yellow card is a warning. Two yellows = a red
  •  A red card is for serious stuff – no warnings
  •  A red card means we are sent home immediately
  •  A red card means we have to explain to our parents why
  •  A red card means we apologies to the troop
Examples of yellow
  •  Being told to be quiet more than once
  •  Not doing what we are asked
  •  Continued answering back to leaders
Examples of red
  •  Fighting / hitting / bullying
  •  Swearing
  •  Damaging Scout or someone’s property

This code of conduct was developed in conjunction with the scout troop.