Our Constitution

The 1st Benson Scout Constitution is our framework for operating and contains lots of useful information.

Scout Promises & Laws

The Purpose of Scouting

The purpose of Scouting is to contribute to the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potentials, as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities. When a Beaver, Cub or Scout is invested into the group, they will need to recite their promise and have an understanding of the Scout Laws. These are as follows:

Beaver Scout Promise: I promise to do my best to be kind and helpful and to love God.

Cub Scout Promise: I promise that I will do my best to do my duty to God and to The King, to help other people and to keep the Cub Scout Law.

Scout Promise: On my honour, I promise that I will do my best to do my duty to God and to The King, to help other people and to keep the Scout Law.

The Scout Method

Scouting uses a Method, which is young people, in partnership with adults:

  • Enjoying what they are doing;

  • Learning by doing;

  • Participating in varied and progressive activities;

  • Making choices for themselves;

  • Taking responsibility for their own actions;

  • Working in groups;

  • Taking increasing responsibility for others;

  • Taking part in activities outdoors;

  • Sharing in prayer and worship;

  • Making and living out their Promise.

Beaver Scout Law: There is no formal Beaver Scout Law. The concepts expressed in the Scout Law are to be presented to Beaver Scouts through games, storytelling and other informal activities.

Cub Scout Law: Cub Scouts always do their best, think of others before themselves and do a good turn every day.

Scout Law: A Scout is to be trusted. A Scout is loyal. A Scout is friendly and considerate. A Scout belongs to the world-wide 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.