(UK) The New Scout Law
David Miller (ddm@CS.ST-ANDREWS.AC.UK)
Fri, 29 Oct 1993 13:53:36 GMT
One of the consequences of admitting girls to all Sections of the Movement in
the United Kingdom was that the Committee of the Council would, at some time,
need to address the gender issue in the Scout Law and Queen's Scout Certificate.
At its recent meeting, the Committee agreed the new wording. An amendment to
P.O.R. is being published.
The Scout Law
1. A Scout is to be trusted.
2. A Scout is loyal.
3. A Scout is friendly and considerate.
4. A Scout belongs to the world-wide family of Scouts.
5. A Scout has courage in all difficulties.
6. A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property.
7. A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.
The Cub Scout Law
Cub Scouts always do their best, think of others before themselves and
do a good turn every day.
Queen's Scout Certificate
"As a Queen's Scout you have prepared yourself for service to God and other
people, and have shown yourself a worthy member of the world-wide Scout
Movement. I wish you God Speed in your journey through life; may it prove for
you a joyous adventure."
o There have been seven parts to the Scout Law in the UK since the Advance
Party Report in the late 1960's. This new change just removes sexist terms
like "brother" and "himself".
o The Queen's Scout Certificate is usually signed "Elizabeth R", which is
why the last sentence is in the first person.
David D. Miller
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