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.

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 including all

Contact us for more information and advice about including all girls and volunteers in guiding.

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