The first promise is to be our best to do our duty to God. It was determined in 1972 that the Promise must express a spiritual dimension. The essence of duty to God is the acknowledgement of the necessity for a search for a faith in God, in a supreme being and the acknowledgement of a force higher than man, and of the spiritual principles
LOVING YOUR GOD
Here are some examples of loving your God
• Looking after the world
• Caring for and about others
• Being thankful to God for your eyes, mouth, nose, hands and ears, and for everything that God has given you at home, school and church
• Exploring what your faith teaches you and then living by it
• Sharing your faith with others
SERVING THE QUEEN AND YOUR COUNTRY
Serving your country, its people and the Queen means all sorts of things
• Keeping laws
• Being a useful member of your community
• Learning about the history and culture of your country
HELPING OTHER PEOPLE AND KEEPING THE GUIDE LAW
Service to other is important and helps us become useful members of our community.
Trying to live by the Guide Laws which challenge the way we live and the choices we make could affect almost everything you do
• A Guide is loyal and can be trusted
• A Guide is helpful
• A Guide is polite and considerate
• A Guide is friendly and a sister to all Guides
• A Guide is kind to animals and respects all living things
• A Guide is obedient
• A Guide has courage and is cheerful in all difficulties
• A Guide makes good use of her time
• A Guide takes care of her own possessions and those of other people
• A Guide is self controlled in all she thinks, says and does
GUIDE LAW 1
• A sense of duty or of devoted attachment to something or someone.
• LOYALTY connotes sentiment and the feeling of devotion that one holds for one's country, creed, family, friends, etc.
• ALLEGIANCE applies particularly to a citizen's duty to his or her country, or, by extension, one's obligation to support a party, cause, leader, etc.
• FIDELITY implies unwavering devotion and allegiance to a person, principle, etc
To whom are your parents loyal?
To whom should you be loyal?
• A person on whom or thing on which one relies
• Reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc., of a person or thing; confidence
Who do your parents trust- how much faith do they have in you?
Why would your parent/s not have trust in you?
Who do you trust and why do you trust them?
Is it a promise when your mother says she will bake you a cake?
Is it a promise when you say you will clean up your room?
How do you feel if your friend says she will play with you then goes and plays with someone else?
GUIDE LAW 2
• Giving or aid or assistance;
• Service to others
When would you give aid or assistance to others?
When would you give service to others?
Why would you give aid or service to others?
Does helping around the house mean you are helpful?
Is giving service to the community included in this law?
GUIDE LAW 3
• Showing good manners toward others, as in behaviour, speech, etc.
• Courteous; civil
What do we mean by good manners in behaviour?
What do we mean by good manners in speech?
Should we swear at other people?
Should we always be courteous and civil even if the other person is not?
• Showing kindly awareness or regard for another's feelings, circumstances, etc
Do you think your parents are considerate of your and your feelings?
Do you think you are considerate of their feelings?
Do you think you are aware of how other people are thinking about you?
Should you care what they think?
Does having tattoos, body piercing, strange haircuts make you inconsiderate of other’s feelings if they do not like them?
Should you respect their feelings in this matter or should they respect your’s?
Is giving service to the community included in this law?
GUIDE LAW 4
• Kind; helpful
• A person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard
Do you have to be everybody’s friend?
Do you have to be friendly to everybody?
Is it appropriate to be friends to your parents?
Do friends gossip about each other?
• Having a close relationship with another because of shared interests
What do you think this means when it comes to other guides?
What should you do to show this relationship with other guides?
GUIDE LAW 5
KIND TO ANIMALS
What do you think this law means?
What can we do to be more aware of this law?
Is there some type of service we can do to keep this law?
RESPECT ALL LIVING THINGS
• To show regard or consideration
• Respect is an important thing to give and to receive. Respect shows that you think that the other person has value and that you want to show them that
Do you have to respect everyone?
Do you have to respect someone just because they are older than you?
Do you have to respect someone just because they are your teacher, guide leader?
Do you have to respect someone just because they are your parent/s?
Why would you respect someone older than you?
Why would you respect your teacher, guide leader?
Why would you respect your parents?
Would you respect someone of a different religion?
Would you respect someone with completely different views from yours?
Would you respect terrorists even though they believe they are doing the right thing?
Do you have to respect everyone’s right to speak?
GUIDE LAW 6
• To comply with or follow the commands, restrictions, wishes, or instructions
• To submit or conform in action to (some guiding principle, impulse, one's conscience, etc.).
Who do you think your parent’s obey- each other, the boss at work, the law- traffic rules, federal laws, state laws, local council laws- no littering etc, the police, fire brigade, ambulance, road traffic stop & go people, queues
Who does the Prime Minister obey- the people of Australia
Who do you think you should obey- parents, teachers, the law, guide leader, older siblings, the police etc?
Why should you obey these people?
GUIDE LAW 7
• The quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear
• Have the courage of one's convictions, to act in accordance with one's beliefs, especially in spite of criticism.
Do you think standing up for something about which you feel strongly is courage?
Should you go to extremes to get people to take notice of your feelings about something, such as the war in Iran?
• Full of happiness
• Having positive thoughts and approach to life
Do you have to be cheerful all the time?
What happens when something dreadful happens in your life- how do you stay positive?
Does counting you blessings help you in life?
Can enthusiastic and positive thoughts help you when you are down?
Can clinical depression be cured by positive thoughts?
GUIDE LAW 8
GOOD USE OF TIME
• Time management skills
• Identify your needs
• Focus on activities
• Goal setting
Is time management necessary at this time in your life?
What is time management?
How do you prioritise?
Why set goals- short term, medium and long term ones?
GUIDE LAW 9
TAKES CARE OF HER OWN POSSESSIONS AND THOSE OF OTHER PEOPLE
Do you earn pocket money to buy goods?
Why bother to take of your own possessions?
What does it mean taking care of other people’s possessions?
What is wise use of equipment?
Would taking care of the environment be considered as this law?
Is leaving the television on and not watching breaking our laws?
GUIDE LAW 10
• Control or restraint of oneself or one's actions, feelings, etc.
Why do we all have to exercise self control or self restraint?
Can loss of self control affect all the community?
Can I do what I like when I like and if not, why not?