Scout's honour

Scout's honour

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!"
See also: 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.
See also: honour
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I point to a table set for two and suggest we will leave before the occupants arrive, Scout's Honour.
Sir Alex Ferguson presented Bruce with his scout's honour as a leaving present after a decade of distinguished service at Old Trafford.
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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 either.
Scout's honour, I'll try my very best to do so over the next couple of weeks.
Because to a man, they claim that they will - Scout's Honour - be better fathers this time round.
SCOUT'S HONOUR: But Alex Salmond seems to have forgotten that he'd suggested he would give up his Westminster seat if he was elected First Minister of Scotland