I [insert name] promise to do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
To help other people
And to obey the law of the pack
"You will put God first and do what you know God wants you to do."
I don't want to lie. I don't ever want my son to lie. But can I honestly expect him to do what he KNOWS God wants him to do? He's six! It's a complicated question that I wrestle with at age 36! I don't want him to miss out on the scout experience. But it seems somehow dishonest to promise something like this.
(And don't ever google this particular issue...the hostility and venom out there over Boy Scouts will scare the crap out of you.)