Anne Marie Monagle, Author at Scout Foundation NI

29 March 2021


The Scout Law is set of values which shapes a code of living which young people voluntarily adhere to in the Scout Movement.

The Scout Promise is a personal commitment to do our best to follow Scouting’s principles and to live the Scout Law.


  • Guides our behaviour both inside and outside of Scouting.
  • Encourages our best effort in everything we do
  • Personal commitment
  • Practical application through activities
  • Knowing the meaning is more important than knowing the words by heart.


The Scout Law

A Scout is to be trusted.

A Scout is loyal.

A Scout is helpful and considerate to all.

A Scout has courage in all difficulties.

A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property.

A Scout has respect for self and others.

A Scout respects nature and the environment.



The Scout Law – Youth version

Venture Scouts are Loyal
They support their family, friends and others.


The Scout Promise

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

 to do  my  duty  to  God,

to  further  my  understanding  and  acceptance  of   a  Spiritual  Reality,

to  uphold  our  Scout  Principles,

to serve  my  community,

to help  other  people

and to  live  by  the  Venture Scout  Law.


There are alternate versions of the promise, in which the second line is different.

It is up to an individual to choose the one that best represents them.


Underwater Investiture

23 March 2021

The World Scout Environmental Badge is an opportunity for Venture Scout Crews to carry out adventures and projects to help them in their Fiontar Awards. Completing the Badge is intended to last for the duration of an average programme cycle; for Venture Scouts this should be about 9 meetings and 2 weekend activities.

Each of the sections of the Badge can be linked to the six areas of the SPICES, for example:

  • Emotional: Explore systems of clean water and clean air (eg examining a river, lake, or beach)
  • Spiritual: Explore a natural habitat (eg examining a habitat, such as a forest, marshland, or an upland area).
  • Physical: Learn about environmentally harmful substances (waste disposal and recycling practices)
  • Character: Commit to following environmentally positive practices (Leave No Trace, personal responsibilities etc)
  • Social: Learn about natural disasters and their effects (look at recent natural disasters, NGO responses, and responses to local incidents).
  • Intellectual: Organise an environmental project: (Environmental Special Interest Badge) with three planning/preparation meetings, a weekend long project, and a review & celebration meeting.

Sections 1 to 5 are the exploration and reflect stage, and should involve 5 meetings and a weekend activity which explores the themes in a practical way.


Ventures World Scout Environment Badge