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From the start of Guiding in 1910, Guiding has had a Promise for it's members to make.  The intention being that underlying the fun activities there would be 'learning through games' to create 'active citizens' for the country.  Though the wording has been tweaked many times over the years, the same basic aims have remained throughout - commitment to beliefs, commitment to country, commitment to serving others.


Here we will look at the different wordings, for each section, at different times.

1912 Handbook

Guide Promise:

"I promise, on my honour -

1. To be loyal to God and the king.

2. To try to do daily good turns to other people.

3. To keep the law of the Guides."

1918 Handbook

Brownie Promise:

"I promise to do my best:

1. To do my duty to God and the King.

2. To help other people every day, especially those at home."


Guide Promise:

"On my honour I promise that I will do by best:

To do my duty to God and the King

To help other people daily

To obey the Guide Law."


Senior Guide (Ranger) Promise:

"On my honour I promise that I will do by best:

To do my duty to God and the King

To help other people daily

To obey the Guide Law."

1921 POR

Brownie Promise:

"I promise to do my best:

1. To do my duty to God and the King, and be loyal to the Law of the Brownie Pack.

2. To try and help other people every day, especially those at home."


Guide Promise:

"On my Honour, I promise that I will do my best:

1. To do my duty to God and the King.

2. To help other people at all times.

3. To obey the Guide Law."


Ranger Promise:

"On my Honour, I promise that I will do my best:

1. To do my duty to God and the King.

2. To help other people at all times.

3. To obey the Guide Law."

1924 POR

Brownie Promise:

"I promise to do my best:

1. To do my duty to God and the King, and to be loyal to the Law of the Brownie Pack.

2. To try and help other people every day, especially those at home."


Guide Promise:

"On my Honour, I promise that I will do my best:

1. To do my duty to God and the King.

2. To help other people at all times.

3. To obey the Guide Law."


Ranger Promise:

"On my Honour, I promise that I will do my best:

1. To do my duty to God and the King.

2. To help other people at all times.

3. To obey the Guide Law.

As a Ranger I must take this Promise out into a wider world and do my best to serve my country as a true and loyal citizen."

Cadet Promise:

"On my Honour, I promise that I will do my best:

1. To do my duty to God and the King.

2. To help other people at all times.

3. To obey the Guide Law.

I Promise on my honour to do my best to extend the Guide Movement."

1930 POR

Brownie Promise:

"I promise to do my best:

1. To do my duty to God and the King.

2. To help other people every day, especially those at home."


Guide Promise: 

"On my Honour, I promise that I will do my best

1. To do my duty to God and the King.

2. To help other people at all times.

3. To obey the Guide Law."


Ranger Promise:

"On my Honour, I promise that I will do my best

1. To do my duty to God and the King.

2. To help other people at all times.

3. To obey the Guide Law.

My special responsibility as a Ranger is to render service by taking this promise out into a wider world."


Cadet Promise:

"On my Honour, I promise that I will do my best

1. To do my duty to God and the King.

2. To help other people at all times.

3. To obey the Guide Law.

To train for service in the Guide Movement."

1931 POR

Brownie Promise:

"I promise to do my best:

1. To do my duty to God and the King.

2. To help other people every day, especially those at home."


Guide Promise:

"On my Honour, I promise that I will do my best

1. To do my duty to God and the King.

2. To help other people at all times.

3. To obey the Guide Law."


Ranger Promise:

"On my Honour, I promise that I will do my best

1. To do my duty to God and the King.

2. To help other people at all times.

3. To obey the Guide Law.

My special responsibility as a Ranger is to render service by taking this promise out into a wider world."


Cadet Promise:

"On my Honour, I promise that I will do my best

1. To do my duty to God and the King.

2. To help other people at all times.

3. To obey the Guide Law.

To train for service in the Guide Movement."

1935 POR

Brownie Promise:

"I promise to do my best

1. To do my duty to God and the King.

2. To help other people every day, especially those at home."


Guide Promise:

"On my Honour, I promise that I will do my best

1. To do my duty to God and the King

2. To help other people at all times.

3. To obey the Guide Law."


Ranger Promise: 

"On my Honour, I promise that I will do my best

1. To do my duty to God and the King

2. To help other people at all times.

3. To obey the Guide Law.

My special responsibility as a Ranger is to render service by taking this promise out into a wider world"


Cadet Promise:

"On my Honour, I promise that I will do my best

1. To do my duty to God and the King

2. To help other people at all times.

3. To obey the Guide Law.

To train for service in the Guide Movement"

1938 POR

Brownie Promise:

"I promise to do my best

1. To do my duty to God and the King.

2. To help other people every day, especially those at home."


Guide Promise:

"On my Honour, I promise that I will do my best

1. To do my duty to God and the King.

2. To help other people at all times.

3. To obey the Guide Law."


Ranger Promise:

"On my Honour, I promise that I will do my best

1. To do my duty to God and the King.

2. To help other people at all times.

3. To obey the Guide Law.

My special responsibility as a Ranger is to render service by taking this promise out into a wider world"


Cadet Promise:

"On my Honour, I promise that I will do my best

1. To do my duty to God and the King.

2. To help other people at all times.

3. To obey the Guide Law.

To train for service in the Guide Movement."

1939 POR

Brownie Promise:

"I promise to do my best

1. To do my duty to God and the King.

2. To help other people every day, especially those at home."


Guide Promise:

"On my Honour, I promise that I will do my best

1. To do my duty to God and the King.

2. To help other people at all times.

3. To obey the Guide Law."


Ranger Promise:

"On my Honour, I promise that I will do my best

1. To do my duty to God and the King.

2. To help other people at all times.

3. To obey the Guide Law.

My special responsibility as a Ranger is to render service by taking this promise out into a wider world."


Cadet Promise:

"On my Honour, I promise that I will do my best

1. To do my duty to God and the King.

2. To help other people at all times.

3. To obey the Guide Law.

To train for service in the Guide Movement."

1943 POR

Brownie Promise:

"I promise to do my best

1. To do my duty to God and the King.

2. To help other people every day, especially those at home."


Guide Promise:

"On my honour, I promise that I will do my best

1. To do my duty to God and the King.

2. To help other people at all times.

3. To obey the Guide Law."


Ranger Promise:

"On my honour, I promise that I will do my best

1. To do my duty to God and the King.

2. To help other people at all times.

3. To obey the Guide Law.

My special responsibility as a Ranger is to render service by taking this promise out into a wider world."


Cadet Promise:

"On my honour, I promise that I will do my best

1. To do my duty to God and the King.

2. To help other people at all times.

3. To obey the Guide Law.

To train for service in the Guide Movement."

1947 POR

Brownie Promise:

"I promise to do my best

1. To do my duty to God and the King.

2. To help other people every day, especially those at home."


Guide Promise:

"On my Honour, I promise that I will do my best

1. To do my duty to God and the King.

2. To help other people at all times.

3. To obey the Guide Law."


Ranger Promise:

"On my Honour, I promise that I will do my best

1. To do my duty to God and the King.

2. To help other people at all times.

3. To obey the Guide Law.

My special responsibility as a Ranger is to render service by taking this promise out into a wider world."


Cadet Promise:

"On my Honour, I promise that I will do my best

1. To do my duty to God and the King.

2. To help other people at all times.

3. To obey the Guide Law.

To train for service in the Guide Movement."

1950 POR

Brownie Promise:

"I promise to do my best

1. To do my duty to God and the King.

2. To help other people every day, especially those at home."


Guide Promise:

"I promise on my honour that I will do my best

1. To do my duty to God and the King.

2. To help other people at all times.

3. To obey the Guide Law."


Ranger Promise:

"I promise on my honour that I will do my best

1. To do my duty to God and the King.

2. To help other people at all times.

3. To obey the Guide Law.

My special responsibility as a Ranger is to render service by taking this promise out into a wider world."


Cadet Promise:

"I promise on my honour that I will do my best

1. To do my duty to God and the King.

2. To help other people at all times.

3. To obey the Guide Law.

To train for service in the Guide Movement."

1953 POR

Brownie Promise:

"I promise to do my best

1. To do my duty to God and the Queen.

2. To help other people every day, especially those at home."


Guide Promise:

"I promise on my honour that I will do my best

1. To do my duty to God and the Queen;

2. To help other people at all times;

3. To obey the Guide Law."


Ranger Promise:

"I promise on my honour that I will do my best

1. To do my duty to God and the Queen;

2. To help other people at all times;

3. To obey the Guide Law.

My special responsibility as a Ranger is to render service by taking this promise out into a wider world."


Cadet Promise:

"I promise on my honour that I will do my best

1. To do my duty to God and the Queen;

2. To help other people at all times;

3. To obey the Guide Law.

To train for service in the Guide Movement."

1957 POR

Brownie Promise:

"I promise to do my best:

To do my duty to God and the Queen;

To help other people every day, especially those at home."


Guide Promise:

"I promise on my honour that I will do my best:

1. To do my duty to God and the Queen.

2. To help other people at all times.

3. And to obey the Guide Law."


Ranger Promise:

"I promise on my honour that I will do my best:

1. To do my duty to God and the Queen.

2. To help other people at all times.

3. And to obey the Guide Law.

My special responsibility as a Ranger is to render service by taking this Promise out into a wider world."


Cadet Promise:

"I promise on my honour that I will do my best:

1. To do my duty to God and the Queen.

2. To help other people at all times.

3. And to obey the Guide Law.

To train for service in the Guide Movement."

1960 POR

Brownie Promise:

"I promise to do my best:

To do my duty to God and the Queen;

To help other people every day, especially those at home."


Guide Promise:

"I promise on my honour that I will do my best:

To do my duty to God and the Queen;

To help other people at all times;

And to obey the Guide Law."


Ranger Promise:

"I promise on my honour that I will do my best:

To do my duty to God and the Queen;

To help other people at all times;

And to obey the Guide Law.

My special responsibility as a Ranger is to render service by taking this Promise out into a wider world."


Cadet Promise:

"I promise on my honour that I will do my best:

To do my duty to God and the Queen;

To help other people at all times;

And to obey the Guide Law.

To train for service in the Guide Movement"

1961 POR

Brownie Promise:

"I promise to do my best;

To do my duty to God and the Queen;

To help other people every day, especially those at home."


Guide Promise:

"I promise on my honour that I will do my best:

To do my duty to God and the Queen;

To help other people at all times;

And to obey the Guide Law."


Ranger Promise:

"I promise on my honour that I will do my best:

To do my duty to God and the Queen;

To help other people at all times;

And to obey the Guide Law.

My special responsibility as a Ranger is to render service by taking this Promise out into a wider world."


Cadet Promise:

"I promise on my honour that I will do my best:

To do my duty to God and the Queen;

To help other people at all times;

And to obey the Guide Law.

To train for service in the Guide Movement."

1964 POR

Brownie Promise:

"I promise to do my best:

To do my duty to God and the Queen;

To help other people every day, especially those at home."


Guide Promise:

"I promise on my honour that I will do my best:

To do my duty to God and the Queen;

To help other people at all times;

And to obey the Guide Law."


Ranger Promise:

"I promise on my honour that I will do my best:

To do my duty to God and the Queen;

To help other people at all times;

And to obey the Guide Law.

My special responsibility as a Ranger is to render service by taking this Promise out into a wider world."


Cadet Promise:

"I promise on my honour that I will do my best:

To do my duty to God and the Queen;

To help other people at all times;

And to obey the Guide Law.

To train for service in the Guide movement."

1969 POR

Brownie Promise:

"I promise that I will do my best:

To do my duty to God,

To serve the Queen and help other people,

and

To keep the Brownie Guide Law."


Guide Promise:

"I promise that I will do my best:

To do my duty to God, 

To serve the Queen and help other people,

and

To keep the Guide Law."


Ranger Promise:

"I promise that I will do my best:

To do my duty to God,

To serve the Queen and help other people,

and

To keep the Guide Law.

To be of service to the community."

1973 POR

Brownie Promise:

"I promise that I will do my best;

To do my duty to God,

To serve the Queen and help other people,

and

To keep the Brownie Guide Law."


Guide Promise:

"i promise that I will do my best;

To do my duty to God,

To serve the Queen and help other people,

and

To keep the Guide Law."


Ranger Promise:

"i promise that I will do my best;

To do my duty to God,

To serve the Queen and help other people,

and

To keep the Guide Law.

To be of service to the community."

1977 POR

Brownie Promise:

"I promise that I will do my best:

To do my duty to God,

To serve the Queen and help other people,

and

To keep the Brownie Guide Law."


Guide Promise:

"I promise that I will do do my best:

To do my duty to God,

To serve the Queen and help other people,

and

To keep the Guide Law."


Ranger Promise:

"I promise that I will do do my best:

To do my duty to God,

To serve the Queen and help other people,

and

To keep the Guide Law.

To be of service to the community."

1980 POR

Brownie Promise:

"I promise that I will do my best:

To do my duty to God,

To serve the Queen and help other people,

and

To keep the Brownie Guide Law."


Guide Promise:

"I promise that I will do do my best:

To do my duty to God,

To serve the Queen and help other people,

and

To keep the Guide Law."


Ranger Promise:

"I promise that I will do do my best:

To do my duty to God,

To serve the Queen and help other people,

and

To keep the Guide Law.

To be of service to the community."

1985 POR

Brownie Promise:

"I promise that I will do my best:

To do my duty to God,

To serve the Queen and help other people,

and

To keep the Brownie Guide Law."


Guide Promise:

"I promise that I will do do my best:

To do my duty to God,

To serve the Queen and help other people,

and

To keep the Guide Law."


Ranger Promise:

"I promise that I will do do my best:

To do my duty to God,

To serve the Queen and help other people,

and

To keep the Guide Law.

To be of service to the community."

1987 Brownie Guide Handbook

Brownie Promise:

"I promise that I will do my best:

To do my duty to God,

To serve the Queen

and help other people

and

To keep the Brownie Guide Law."

1990 Brownie Guide Handbook

Brownie Promise

"I promise that I will do my best:

To do my duty to God, 

To serve the Queen

and help other people

and

To keep the Brownie Guide Law."

2000 'G File'

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."

2004 'Brownie Adventure' Book

Brownie 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 Brownie Guide Law."