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1990 Guiding Manual - Rainbow Promise


"I will do my best to love God and to be kind and helpful."


"Where in a religion God has a name which is more commonly used, that name may be substituted in the Promise".


It was decided at this stage that Rainbows would not say "I Promise . . ." as it was felt that they did not understand the concept of a Promise, so shouldn't be held to that standard.  Equally, they had a fabric Promise Badge because Rainbow Leaders too the view that Rainbows were too young for badges with sharp pins to be safe.

1994 Guiding Manual - Rainbow Promise


"I will do my best to love my God and to be kind and helpful."


"Where in a religion God has a name which is more commonly used, that name may be substituted in the Promise."

1999 Guiding Manual - Rainbow Promise


"I will do my best to love my God and to be kind and helpful."

2004 Guiding Manual - Rainbow Promise


"I promise that I will do my best to love my God and to be kind and helpful."


By this stage, it had been agreed that Rainbows would be allowed to say "I promise . . ."

2018 Rainbow Guide Handbook


"I promise that I will do my best to think about my beliefs and to be kind and helpful."