Scout's honour - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
An oath that one is being ingenuous or honest, or will uphold a promise or duty. Alludes to the oath taken by a member of the Scouting movement to be upstanding, trustworthy, and honest. Primarily heard in UK. I swear that I'll behave myself at your brother's wedding, Scout's honour! A: "Are you really telling me the truth about what happened to my car?" B: "Scout's honour!"
Scout's honour used to indicate that you have the honourable standards associated with Scouts, and so will stand by a promise or tell the truth. informal
A Scout is a member of the Scout Association, an organization for boys founded in 1908 by Lord Baden-Powell with the aim of developing their character by training them in self-sufficiency and survival techniques in the outdoors.
References in periodicals archive
Sir Alex Ferguson presented Bruce with his scout's honour
as a leaving present after a decade of distinguished service at Old Trafford.
The figure won't increase until 2010 at the earliest, Scout's honour
3 Josh Morrison holds flame in miner's lamp on Slieve Donard PLUCK OF nTHE IRISH Blind volunteers Pat Shields and Bernadette Sloan WAR HERO Z Karl Hinett, who recovered from petrol bomb attack in Iraq BURNING nAMBITION London 2012 chairman Lord Coe, second left, with volunteers at summit BRIGHT JSPARK Scouts make flame using kindling on Ben Nevis MAGIC Z TORCH Security officer with Scouts on Ben Nevis
Last four contestants on The Model Scouts battle it out LOVE?
, I'll try my very best to do so over the next couple of weeks.
STEVE McCLAREN couldn't light a camp fire with a blowtorch when he was England coach - and according to Gareth Southgate he didn't leave Boro with much scout's honour