I promise

Includes: Indoors, Outdoors, Group games, Promise

Activity time:
< 10 mins


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Promise statuses

Get girls thinking about promises they can keep and those they can't.


  1. The Leader stands with her back to the Rainbows and they creep up behind her. As the Leader turns around the Rainbows freeze. Anyone found moving is out.
  2. If the Leader says ‘I promise to keep my room tidy’ or a similar promise that could be kept, the girls continue to creep.
  3. But, if the Leader says, ‘I promise to eat you!’ (or similar) the girls run back to the start line as the Leader tries to tag them.
  4. Talk afterwards about promises that you can keep and those, like eating a Rainbow, that can’t be kept!

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Safety notes

Promise activities may encourage girls to talk about their own backgrounds and belief systems. Read our guidance on including all girls.

Section Number of girls per adult
Rainbows 5
Brownies 8
Guides 12

How many adults are needed?

Use this calculator to find out the ratio of girls to adults that is required for this activity

2 adults needed