Contrary to recognised misconceptions, Scouting is not a Christian focused, boys, middle class organisation, but rather a system that embraces all religions, genders, ethnicities and background. Despite these common misconceptions, the success rate of Muslims actively joining scouting in the UK has accelerated due to even more members demonstrating how the values of Scouts are so very closely interconnected to the principles of Islam. An amazing platform which has allowed active Muslim members to participate in day to day activities without any compromise on their faith and beliefs.
Scouting is guided by the following values:
INTEGRITY – Scouts are honest, trustworthy and loyal
RESPECT – Scouts have self-respect and respect for others
CARE – Scouts support others and take care of the world in which we live
BELIEF – Scouts explore their faith, beliefs and attitudes
COOPERATION – Scouts make a positive difference, cooperating with others and making friends
Whilst Scouts are guided by the Values mentioned above, these are embedded in to the hearts of members through actively keeping the Scouting Promise and always to keep the Scout Law.
The Scouting Promise
In the name of Allah
The most beneficent and
The most merciful
I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to Allah
And to the Queen
To help other people
And to keep the Scout Law.
The 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.
Unquestionably, the scouting values, promise and law are all harmonious to Islamic principles and are key characteristics we wish to develop and see in Muslims today.