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My Doorstep Promise, St Georges Day

I know that when I renew my promise, I will not be alone. Wherever and however you renew your promise this year, you will be doing so knowing that we will all be making it together.

 

Hello Lincolnshire Scouts

In the four weeks since face to face Scouting has been ceased, I have been totally inspired by the creativity, resilience and determination you have all shown to look after yourselves and each other, stay connected with our youth members, continued to offer activities and challenges, managed your sections and groups through uncertain times, making sure that your volunteers feel supported and valued, your premises are secure, finances and risks are reviewed. For all your efforts, I and those around you are so grateful. I, like you, believe in the way that Scouting improves the lives and life chances of young people as well as improving our own lives as we explore our own beliefs and attitudes with them. Maintaining the values of Scouting as individuals and as Scouters in any circumstances is the backbone of our movement.

There is no sure forecast of when our restrictions will change and amongst all of our other events and plans our St Georges Celebrations have taken an unexpected turn.

This year, more than ever our integrity as Scouts is called to the fore. When we first made our promises it was in a context of calm and familiarity within our groups and colleagues but now in uncertain times, as we say the words of our promise we must say what we mean and in making that promise again, mean what we say and keep it.

I know that when I renew my promise, I will not be alone. Wherever and however you renew your promise this year, you will be doing so knowing that we will be making it together.

Scouting is always about teamwork. When we work together, we go on to achieve more than we can on our own. We are placing safety of others before ourselves, we are supporting all of those who have to remain away from their homes by staying in ours.

As I’m sure all of you have, I have thanked and applauded the key workers in all sorts of jobs that are keeping us all equipped with what we need to stay home and especially staff within the NHS who are tirelessly helping and caring for those of us who need them the most.

This year I will renew my promise on my doorstep, after my clap for carers. As the sun sets at 20:11 on St George’s Day. Inspired by those I applaud, I will aspire to fulfil the words of my promise in the same way our amazing key workers, carers and NHS teams are doing their best to do their duty, to help other people and keep the oaths they made in their professions.

 

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

 

Stay Safe

Ellie