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Scout Laws around the World

Here is a sampling of the Scout Law from the same countries:

Australia

Australia (Scouts Australia)

A Scout is trustworthy
A Scout is loyal
A Scout is helpful
A Scout is friendly
A Scout is cheerful
A Scout is considerate
A Scout is thrifty
A Scout is courageous
A Scout is respectful
A Scout cares for the environment

Canada

Canada (Scouts Canada, English & French both official)

A Scout is
Helpful and trustworthy,
Kind and cheerful,
Considerate and clean,
Wise in the use of all resources.

Le Scout est
Serviable et digne de confiance,
Généreux et de bonne humeur,
Prévenant et propre,
Sage dans l'emploi de ses ressources.

France

France (La Loi Scoute/The Scout Law of the Guides et Scouts d'Europe, in French, with English translation)

1. Le scout met son honneur à mériter confiance.
2. Le scout est loyal à son pays, ses parents, ses chefs et ses subordonnés.
3. Le scout est fait pour servir et sauver son prochain.
4. Le scout est l'ami de tous et le frère de tout autre scout.
5. Le scout est courtois et chevaleresque.
6. Le scout voit dans la nature l'oeuvre de Dieu : il aime les plantes et les animaux.
7. Le scout obéit sans réplique et ne fait rien à moitié.
8. Le scout est maître de soi : il sourit et chante dans les difficultés.
9. Le scout est économe et prend soin du bien d'autrui.
10. Le scout est pur dans ses pensées, ses paroles et ses actes.

1. A scout wears his honor to deserve trust.
2. A scout is faithful to his country, his parents, his leaders and his subordinates.
3. A scout exists to serve and to save his neighbor.
4. A scout is a friend to all and a brother to all other scouts.
5. A scout is polite and chivalrous.
6. A scout sees in nature God's handiwork: he loves plants and animals.
7. A scout obeys without retort and does nothing by half.
8. A scout is master of himself: he smiles and sings in difficulties.
9. A scout is thrifty and takes care of the welfare of others.
10. A scout is pure in his thoughts, his words and his actions.

Great Britain

Great Britain ("The Scout Association")

1. A Scout is to be trusted.
2. A Scout is loyal.
3. A Scout is friendly and considerate.
4. A Scout belongs to the world-wide family of Scouts.
5. A Scout has courage in all difficulties.
6. A Scout makes good use of his time and is careful of possessions and property.
7. A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.

Norway

Norway (Speiderloven/The Scout Law of the Norges Speiderforbund, in Norwegian bokmål, with English translation)

1. En speider er åpen for Gud og Hans ord.
2. En speider kjenner ansvar for seg selv og andre.
3. En speider er hjelpsom og hensynsfull.
4. En speider er en god venn.
5. En speider er ærlig og pålitelig.
6. En speider kjenner naturen og verner om den.
7. En speider tenker og handler selvstendig og prøver å forstå andre.
8. En speider gjør sitt beste i motgang og vansker.
9. En speider er nøysom og prøver å klare seg selv.
10. En speider arbeider for fred og forståelse mellom menneskene.

1. A Scout is open to God and His word.
2. A Scout feels responsibility for himself and others.
3. A Scout is helpful and considerate.
4. A Scout is a good friend.
5. A Scout is honest and reliable.
6. A Scout knows nature and cares about it.
7. A Scout thinks and acts independently and tries to understand others.
8. A Scout does his best in adversity and difficulties.
9. A Scout is careful with things and tries to manage on his own.
10. A Scout works for peace and understanding between men.

Venezuela

Venezuela (La Ley Scout/The Scout Law of the Asociación de Scouts de Venezuela, in Spanish, with English translation)

1 El scout cifra su honor en merecer confianza
2 El scout es leal
3 El scout es servicial
4 El scout es amigo de todos y hermano de cualquier otro scout
5 El scout es cortés y caballeroso
6 El scout ve en la naturaleza la obra de Dios y la protege
7 El scout obedece a conciencia, es trabajador y perseverante
8 El scout sonríe y canta en sus dificultades
9 El scout es ahorrativo, cuida y respeta el bien ajeno
10 El scout es puro en pensamientos, palabras y obras

1 The Scout wears his honor to deserve trust
2 The Scout is loyal
3 The Scout is helpful
4 The Scout is a friend of all and brother to any other Scout
5 The Scout is courteous and gentlemanly
6 The Scout sees in nature the work of God and protects it
7 The Scout obey his conscience, is hard-working and persevering
8 The Scout smiles and sings in his difficulties.
9 The Scout is thriftly, takse care of and respects the good of others
10 The Scout is pure in thoughts, words, and deeds


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