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Fundamental Principles


These are the fundamental laws and beliefs which must be observed when achieving the purpose .

They are based on:

  • Duty to God
  • Duty to others
  • Duty to oneself
  • Adherence to Promise and Law

Duty to God

This is adherence to spiritual principles, loyalty to religion that expresses them and accepting of duties resulting therefrom i.e working in church; doing what God wants us to do (God’s purpose for mankind; respecting and protecting God’s creation.

Duty to Others

This is loyalty to one’s country in harmony with the promotion of local, national and international peace, understanding and co-operation.

Participation in the development of society with recognition and respect for the dignity of ones fellowman and for the integrity of the earth, i.e. participation in nation building, being mindful of others well being, helping the needy notably the sick, old, disabled, refugees, challenged etc.

Duty to self

This refers to the responsibility for the development of oneself – self-development; self respect, self esteem, self satisfaction. All these are summed up in the scout promise. Self-commitment on ones own willingness to service which he/she voluntary accepts to live upto.