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1912 Handbook How Girls Can Help to Build Up the Empire - Guide Promise, Law and Motto


Promise:

"I promise, on my honour:

1. To be loyal to God and the King

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

3. To keep the law of the Guides".


Law

"1) A Guide's honour is to be trusted.

2) A Guide is loyal.

3) A Guide's duty is to be useful and to help others.

4) A Guide is a friend to all and a sister to every other Guide, no matter to what social class the other belongs.

5) A Guide is courteous.

7) A Guide is a friend to animals.

8) A Guide obeys orders.

9) A Guide smiles and sings.

10) A Guide is thrifty.


Motto: Be Prepared.

1918 Handbook Girl Guiding - Guide Promise, Law and Motto


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 daily;

3. And to obey the Guide Law".


Law

"1) A Guide's honour is to be trusted.

2) A Guide is loyal to the King and her officers, and to her parents, her country, and her employers or employees.

3) A Guide's duty is to be useful and to help others.

4) A Guide is a friend to all and a sister to every other Guide, no matter to what social class the other belongs.

5) A Guide is courteous.

6) A Guide is a friend to animals.

7) A Guide obeys orders of her parents, patrol leader, or Captain without question.

8) A Guide smiles and sings under all difficulties.

9) A Guide is thrifty.

10) A Guide is clean in thought, in word and in deed."


Motto: Be Prepared.

1921 POR - Guide Promise, Law and Motto


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. And to obey the Guide Law".


Law

"1) A Guide's honour is to be trusted.

2) A Guide is loyal.

3) A Guide's duty is to be useful and to help others.

4) A Guide is a friend to all and a sister to every other Guide.

5) A Guide is courteous.

6) A Guide is a friend to animals.

7) A Guide obeys orders.

8) A Guide smiles and sings under all difficulties.

9) A Guide is thrifty.

10) A Guide is pure in thought, in word and in deed."


Motto: Be Prepared.

1924 POR - Guide Promise, Law and Motto


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. And to obey the Guide Law".


Law

"1) A Guide's honour is to be trusted.

2) A Guide is loyal.

3) A Guide's duty is to be useful and to help others.

4) A Guide is a friend to all and a sister to every other Guide.

5) A Guide is courteous.

6) A Guide is a friend to animals.

7) A Guide obeys orders.

8) A Guide smiles and sings under all difficulties.

9) A Guide is thrifty.

10) A Guide is pure in thought, in word and in deed."


Motto: Be Prepared.

1930 POR - Guide Promise, Law and Motto


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. And to obey the Guide Law".


Law

"1) A Guide's honour is to be trusted.

2) A Guide is loyal.

3) A Guide's duty is to be useful and to help others.

4) A Guide is a friend to all and a sister to every other Guide.

5) A Guide is courteous.

6) A Guide is a friend to animals.

7) A Guide obeys orders.

8) A Guide smiles and sings under all difficulties.

9) A Guide is thrifty.

10) A Guide is pure in thought, in word and in deed."


Motto: Be Prepared.

1935 POR - Guide Promise, Law and Motto


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. And to obey the Guide Law".


Law

"1) A Guide's honour is to be trusted.

2) A Guide is loyal.

3) A Guide's duty is to be useful and to help others.

4) A Guide is a friend to all and a sister to every other Guide.

5) A Guide is courteous.

6) A Guide is a friend to animals.

7) A Guide obeys orders.

8) A Guide smiles and sings under all difficulties.

9) A Guide is thrifty.

10) A Guide is pure in thought, in word and in deed."


Motto: Be Prepared.

1939 POR - Guide Promise, Law and Motto


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. And to obey the Guide Law".


Law

"1) A Guide's honour is to be trusted.

2) A Guide is loyal.

3) A Guide's duty is to be useful and to help others.

4) A Guide is a friend to all and a sister to every other Guide.

5) A Guide is courteous.

6) A Guide is a friend to animals.

7) A Guide obeys orders.

8) A Guide smiles and sings under all difficulties.

9) A Guide is thrifty.

10) A Guide is pure in thought, in word and in deed."


Motto: Be Prepared.

1943 POR - Guide Promise, Law and Motto


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. And to obey the Guide Law".


Law

"1) A Guide's honour is to be trusted.

2) A Guide is loyal.

3) A Guide's duty is to be useful and to help others.

4) A Guide is a friend to all and a sister to every other Guide.

5) A Guide is courteous.

6) A Guide is a friend to animals.

7) A Guide obeys orders.

8) A Guide smiles and sings under all difficulties.

9) A Guide is thrifty.

10) A Guide is pure in thought, in word and in deed."


Motto: Be Prepared.

1947 POR - Guide Promise, Law and Motto


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. And to obey the Guide Law".


Law

"1) A Guide's honour is to be trusted.

2) A Guide is loyal.

3) A Guide's duty is to be useful and to help others.

4) A Guide is a friend to all and a sister to every other Guide.

5) A Guide is courteous.

6) A Guide is a friend to animals.

7) A Guide obeys orders.

8) A Guide smiles and sings under all difficulties.

9) A Guide is thrifty.

10) A Guide is pure in thought, word and deed."


Motto: Be Prepared.

1950 POR - Guide Promise, Law and Motto


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. And to obey the Guide Law".


Law

"1) A Guide's honour is to be trusted.

2) A Guide is loyal.

3) A Guide's duty is to be useful and to help others.

4) A Guide is a friend to all and a sister to every other Guide.

5) A Guide is courteous.

6) A Guide is a friend to animals.

7) A Guide obeys orders.

8) A Guide smiles and sings under all difficulties.

9) A Guide is thrifty.

10) A Guide is pure in thought, word and deed."


Motto: Be Prepared.

1953 POR - Guide Promise, Law and Motto


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".


Law

"1) A Guide's honour is to be trusted.

2) A Guide is loyal.

3) A Guide's duty is to be useful and to help others.

4) A Guide is a friend to all and a sister to every other Guide.

5) A Guide is courteous.

6) A Guide is a friend to animals.

7) A Guide obeys orders.

8) A Guide smiles and sings under all difficulties.

9) A Guide is thrifty.

10) A Guide is pure in thought, word and deed."


Motto: Be Prepared.

1957 POR - Guide Promise, Law and Motto


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".


Law

"1) A Guide's honour is to be trusted.

2) A Guide is loyal.

3) A Guide's duty is to be useful and to help others.

4) A Guide is a friend to all and a sister to every other Guide.

5) A Guide is courteous.

6) A Guide is a friend to animals.

7) A Guide obeys orders.

8) A Guide smiles and sings under all difficulties.

9) A Guide is thrifty.

10) A Guide is pure in thought, word and deed."


Motto: Be Prepared.

1960 POR - Guide Promise, Law and Motto


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".


Law

"1) A Guide's honour is to be trusted.

2) A Guide is loyal.

3) A Guide's duty is to be useful and to help others.

4) A Guide is a friend to all and a sister to every other Guide.

5) A Guide is courteous.

6) A Guide is a friend to animals.

7) A Guide obeys orders.

8) A Guide smiles and sings under all difficulties.

9) A Guide is thrifty.

10) A Guide is pure in thought, word and deed."


Motto: Be Prepared.

1961 POR - Guide Promise, Law and Motto


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".


Law

"1) A Guide's honour is to be trusted.

2) A Guide is loyal.

3) A Guide's duty is to be useful and to help others.

4) A Guide is a friend to all and a sister to every other Guide.

5) A Guide is courteous.

6) A Guide is a friend to animals.

7) A Guide obeys orders.

8) A Guide smiles and sings under all difficulties.

9) A Guide is thrifty.

10) A Guide is pure in thought, word and deed."


Motto: Be Prepared.

1964 POR - Guide Promise, Law and Motto


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".


Law

"1) A Guide's honour is to be trusted.

2) A Guide is loyal.

3) A Guide's duty is to be useful and to help others.

4) A Guide is a friend to all and a sister to every other Guide.

5) A Guide is courteous.

6) A Guide is a friend to animals.

7) A Guide obeys orders.

8) A Guide smiles and sings under all difficulties.

9) A Guide is thrifty.

10) A Guide is pure in thought, word and deed."


Motto: Be Prepared.

1969 POR - Guide Promise, Law and Motto


"The Guide Promise is:

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."


"The Guide Law is:

1) A Guide is loyal and can be trusted

2) A Guide is helpful

3) A Guide is polite and considerate

4) A Guide is friendly and a sister to all Guides

5) A Guide is kind to animals and respects all living things

6) A Guide is obedient

7) A Guide has courage and is cheerful in all difficulties

8) A Guide makes good use of her time

9) A Guide takes care of her own possessions and those of other people

10) A Guide is self-controlled in all she thinks, says and does".


The Guide Motto: Be Prepared.


"Where in a religion God has a name which is more commonly used, that name may be substituted, in order to make the Promise more meaningful to teach girl or woman.  In this case it is recomended that the Guider discuss the wording of the Promise with the girl and her parents."

Alternative wordings were also available for those of foreign nationality temporarily or permanently resident in the UK.

1973 POR - Guide Promise, Law and Motto


"The Guide Promise is:

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."


"The Guide Law is:

1) A Guide is loyal and can be trusted

2) A Guide is helpful

3) A Guide is polite and considerate

4) A Guide is friendly and a sister to all Guides

5) A Guide is kind to animals and respects all living things

6) A Guide is obedient

7) A Guide has courage and is cheerful in all difficulties

8) A Guide makes good use of her time

9) A Guide takes care of her own possessions and those of other people

10) A Guide is self-controlled in all she thinks, says and does".


The Guide Motto: Be Prepared.


"Where in a religion God has a name which is more commonly used, that name may be substituted, in order to make the Promise more meaningful to teach girl or woman.  In this case it is recomended that the Guider discuss the wording of the Promise with the girl and her parents."

Alternative wordings were also available for those of foreign nationality temporarily or permanently resident in the UK.

1977 POR - Guide Promise, Law and Motto


"The Guide Promise is:

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."


"The Guide Law is:

1) A Guide is loyal and can be trusted

2) A Guide is helpful

3) A Guide is polite and considerate

4) A Guide is friendly and a sister to all Guides

5) A Guide is kind to animals and respects all living things

6) A Guide is obedient

7) A Guide has courage and is cheerful in all difficulties

8) A Guide makes good use of her time

9) A Guide takes care of her own possessions and those of other people

10) A Guide is self-controlled in all she thinks, says and does".


The Guide Motto: Be Prepared.


"Where in a religion God has a name which is more commonly used, that name may be substituted, in order to make the Promise more meaningful to teach girl or woman.  In this case it is recommended that the Guider discuss the wording of the Promise with the girl and her parents."

Alternative wordings were also available for those of foreign nationality temporarily or permanently resident in the UK.

1990 Guiding Manual - Guide Promise, Law and Motto


"The Guide Promise is:

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."


"The Guide Law is:

1) A Guide is loyal and can be trusted

2) A Guide is helpful

3) A Guide is polite and considerate

4) A Guide is friendly and a sister to all Guides

5) A Guide is kind to animals and respects all living things

6) A Guide is obedient

7) A Guide has courage and is cheerful in all difficulties

8) A Guide makes good use of her time

9) A Guide takes care of her own possessions and those of other people

10) A Guide is self-controlled in all she thinks, says and does".


The Guide Motto: Be Prepared.


"Where in a religion God has a name which is more commonly used, that name may be substituted, in order to make the Promise more meaningful to teach girl or woman.  In this case it is recomended that the Guider discuss the wording of the Promise with the girl and her parents."

Alternative wordings were also available for those of foreign nationality temporarily or permanently resident in the UK.

1994 Guiding Manual - Guide Promise, Law and Motto


"The Guide Promise is:

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."


"The Guide Law is:

1) A Guide is loyal and can be trusted

2) A Guide is helpful

3) A Guide is polite and considerate

4) A Guide is friendly and a sister to all Guides

5) A Guide is kind to animals and respects all living things

6) A Guide is obedient

7) A Guide has courage and is cheerful in all difficulties

8) A Guide makes good use of her time

9) A Guide takes care of her own possessions and those of other people

10) A Guide is self-controlled in all she thinks, says and does".


The Guide Motto: Be Prepared.


"Where in a religion God has a name which is more commonly used, that name may be substituted, in order to make the Promise more meaningful to teach girl or woman.  In this case it is recomended that the Guider discuss the wording of the Promise with the girl and her parents."

Alternative wordings were also available for those of foreign nationality temporarily or permanently resident in the UK.

1996 Guiding Manual Amendments 1996 - Guide Promise, Law and Motto


"The Guide Promise is:

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."


"The Guide Law is:

1) A Guide is honest, reliable and can be trusted

2) A Guide is helpful and uses her time and abilities wisely

3) A Guide faces challenge and learns from her experiences

4) A Guide is a good friend and a sister to all Guides

5) A Guide is polite and considerate

6) A Guide respects all living things and takes care of the world around her."


The Guide Motto: Be Prepared.


"Where in a religion God has a name which is more commonly used, that name may be substituted, in order to make the Promise more meaningful to teach girl or woman.  In this case it is recomended that the Guider discuss the wording of the Promise with the girl and her parents."

Alternative wordings were also available for those of foreign nationality temporarily or permanently resident in the UK.

1999 Guiding Manual - Guide Promise, Law and Motto


"The Guide Promise is:

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."


"The Guide Law is:

1) A Guide is honest, reliable and can be trusted

2) A Guide is helpful and uses her time and abilities wisely

3) A Guide faces challenge and learns from her experiences

4) A Guide is a good friend and a sister to all Guides

5) A Guide is polite and considerate

6) A Guide respects all living things and takes care of the world around her."


The Guide Motto: Be Prepared.

2005 Guiding Manual - Guide Promise, Law and Motto


"The Guide Promise is:

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."


"The Guide Law is:

1) A Guide is honest, reliable and can be trusted

2) A Guide is helpful and uses her time and abilities wisely

3) A Guide faces challenge and learns from her experiences

4) A Guide is a good friend and a sister to all Guides

5) A Guide is polite and considerate

6) A Guide respects all living things and takes care of the world around her."

2013 - Guide Promise, Law and Motto


"The Guide Promise is:

I promise that I will do my best:

To be true to myself and develop my beliefs,

To serve the Queen, and my community

To help other people

and

To keep the Guide Law."


"The Guide Law is:

1) A Guide is honest, reliable and can be trusted

2) A Guide is helpful and uses her time and abilities wisely

3) A Guide faces challenge and learns from her experiences

4) A Guide is a good friend and a sister to all Guides

5) A Guide is polite and considerate

6) A Guide respects all living things and takes care of the world around her."