Values

Scouts Victoria proudly supports the values of Scouts Australia:

  • The importance of individuals developing a sense of personal identity and self-worth which leads to responsibility for oneself and one’s actions as a citizen.
  • The belief that young people are able and willing to take responsibility and contribute to society.
  • The belief in the right and responsibility of individuals to regulate their own health.
  • The importance of adults in providing suitable role models for young people.
  • The importance of not exposing young people to harm or exploitation.
  • The importance of individuals and the community adopting a lifestyle that allows ecologically sustainable development through preventing environmental overload, environmental degradation and resource depletion.
  • The importance of respect for and equity in dealings with all people, irrespective of culture, gender, religion or impairment.
  • The importance of mutual support and help between members of a community to maximise the quality of life for all.
  • The importance of the development of understanding between individuals as a contribution to peace between nations.
  • The importance of gainful employment in contributing to the sense of dignity and self-worth of the individual.

Australian Scout Promise

On my honour,

I promise to do my best,

To be true to my spiritual beliefs,

To contribute to my community
and our world,

To help other people,

And to live by the Scout Law

 

 

OR     

On my honour,

I promise to do my best,

To do my duty to my God,

And to the Queen of Australia,

To help other people,

And to live by the Scout Law

Members choose which version they wish to take, allowing all members to commit to Scouting in line with their personal beliefs.

Australian Scout Law

BE RESPECTFUL

Be friendly and considerate

Care for others and the environment

DO WHAT IS RIGHT

Be trustworthy, honest and fair

Use resources wisely

BELIEVE IN MYSELF

Learn from my experiences

Face challenges with courage

There is a single Scout Law which allows increasingly mature degrees of interpretation, starting with a basic understanding by Joey Scouts but providing for plenty of discussion among older members.