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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!"
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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.
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It was all part of the Shelley Coming Together Festival at Emmanuel Parish Church (seen below) Pictures by Andy Catchpool (1733-12-07); SCOUTS HONOUR: Crosland Moor troop leaders Steven Eastwood and Janet Haigh kept up a family tradition when they were married at Longwood Picture by Peter Cottle (1900-2-07)
SCOUTS HONOUR: Everton have been rewarded for their scouting network around the world with the talents of; IMPRESSED: Harvey
Seven lots later a cash customer paid the same five-figure sum for a Supreme Leader three-year-old out of bumper winner Scouts Honour from the Springwell Stud.
KARAOKE KID: Singing into mic at age 11 and, below, on hols with mum Jill last year SCOUTS HONOURED: Lucie aged 16 singing with pal at jamboree