No plans to change Scout Promise
Members of the Movement may have seen the reports in today's Sunday Times suggesting that the Movement has plans to change the Scout Promise.
We are disappointed that this statement has been made especially as when we spoke to a journalist who contacted us we made it clear that the suggestions were without any basis in fact.
Wayne Bulpitt, the UK Chief Commissioner, has reconfirmed today that:
'We have absolutely no plans to make changes to our Scout Promise. Scouting has been offering development opportunities to young people from across the United Kingdom for over 100 years within the framework of our Promise and Law.'
'We are proud that the Queen is our Patron, the Duke of Kent is our President, and that the Duchess of Cambridge has recently become a volunteer with Scouting. We continue to offer adventure and development opportunities to our growing membership of over 525,000 young people and adults.'