Signing the Promise
Learn to sign the Promise in British Sign Language and Makaton
Girlguiding's promise is available in Makaton and British Sign Language (BSL) for all sections
Makaton is a language programme that uses signs and symbols with spoken language to encourage communication skills and develop speech.
- Learn more about the uses of Makaton and some basic guiding phrases.
- Print these directions to signing the Promise - for each section - in Makaton and put up in your unit meeting place.
- Download useful phrases for Leaders so you can ask girls whether they want to make the Promise.
British Sign Language
British Sign Language (BSL) is the main sign language used by people who are deaf in the UK. It is a complete language used by over 70,000 people in Britain and has been recognised as a minority language since 2003.
For more video clips and resources about signing the Promise in BSL, visit the National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS) website.
You can also sign up to NDCS' Deaf Friendly activity pledge to have access to training and resources.
Get advice on inclusion
Contact the Inclusion team at Girlguiding HQ for more information about including all girls and volunteers in guiding.