promise and law


The Promise is a personal commitment made when a new Member becomes a Guide. It is about yourself, personal development, your own spiritual journey and developing your value system. It is about what you do for others—the commitment to help others and a responsibility to country.
The Guide Law gives you guidance and a code to live by as you strive to put your Promise into action. The Promise and Law underpins everything you do as a Guide: no matter what activity or challenge.
The Guide Promise

I promise that I will do my best
To be true to myself and develop my beliefs
To serve my community and Australia
And live by the Guide Law
The Guide Law

As a Guide I will strive to:
• Respect myself and others
• Be considerate, honest and trustworthy
• Be friendly to others
• Make choices for a better world
• Use my time and abilities wisely
• Be thoughtful and optimistic
• Live with courage and strength
In 2011, the wording of the Promise and Law underwent an extensive review. The wording was subsequently changed to ensure that Guiding remains relevant to the girls and young women of Australia.