Scout Law - Helpful

Scout Law - Helpful

The UK Scout Law

  • A Scout is to be trusted.
  • A Scout is loyal.
  • A Scout is friendly and considerate.
  • A Scout belongs to the worldwide family of Scouts.
  • A Scout has courage in all difficulties.
  • A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property.
  • A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.

The most unique thin in the US Scout Law is the last line, "A Scout has self-respect and respect for others." While other countries contain the concept of 'respect for other', like the US's 'courteous', Chile's 'courteous and gentlemanly' and Guatemala's 'courteous and chivalrous', the UK version includes 'self-respect'

The UK version also includes the membership in 'the worldwide family of Scouts', expanding on the original 'brother to every other scout'. As the world becomes more interconnected through the global market and the internet, the claiming of a worldwide family of Scouts can be an excellent way to build bridges and break down differences between peoples.