The Guide Promise
I promise that
I will do my best
to love my God,*
to serve the Queen and my country,**
to help other people
and to keep the Guide Law
is the promise made by every Guide, from whatever section, when
she makes or renews her promise. Brownies say
“Brownie Guide Law***” and Rangers
make the same Promise as other Guides, but also make an undertaking
to be of service to the community.****
The Rainbow Promise now includes
the actual word "promise" and is
promise that I will do my best
to love my God
and to be kind and helpful."
*Guides who live in the UK but do not consider
it to be their native country may alter the phrase "my country"
to "the country in which I live."
**There is also much discussion as to the wording for Guides
who are atheist or follow a non-theistic or multi-theistic religion.
The phrase "Live by my faith" has been suggested as
a substitute for "Love my God" but has not yet achieved
For the Guide Promise
in British Sign Language, click here
****There is no "official" wording for the Ranger Promise
: the usual format is that the girl says the promise as usual and
then either adds something along the lines of "I further undertake
to be of service to the wider community" or responds to the question
"Do you undertake to be of service to the wider community?"
Guiders make the same promise as Guides but may
choose to make the Ranger Promise if they so wish.
The Guide Law
|When a Guide, Ranger, Young Leader
or adult Leader makes her promise she undertakes
to do her best to keep the Guide Law:
||A Guide is honest, reliable and
can be trusted.
||A Guide is helpful and uses her
time and abilities wisely.
||A Guide faces challenge and learns
from her experiences.
||A Guide is a good friend and a sister
to all Guides.
||A Guide is polite and considerate.
||A Guide respects all living things
and takes care of the world around her.
The Guide Motto
***The Brownie Guide
A Brownie Guide thinks of others before herself
and does a Good Turn every day.
The Brownie Guide Motto
Lend A Hand.