Shame: Girl Guides remove God and country from 103 year-old pledge, but keep Queen

June 20, 2013

According to The Guardian:

God, Queen and country – the foundations of the Girl Guides were trumpeted from the very first days of the organisation’s existence in 1910. But now, following a consultation with members, God and country are out – leaving just the Queen.

In one of the biggest overhauls undergone by guiding in the UK, girls will now instead promise to “be true to myself and develop my beliefs”. They will also pledge “to serve my queen and community”.

The modernising move is aimed at ensuring all girls, religious or not, feel welcome in the Guides.

To read the full article in The Guardian, please click here.

A group of four smiling girls examine some pieces of metal in the playground of Calvert Road School in South East London. This debris appears to be fragments of a bomb, or of a metal structure damaged or destroyed by an air raid. One girl (second from the right) is wearing a Girl Guide badge, and all are carrying gas masks.

A group of four smiling girls examine some pieces of metal in the playground of Calvert Road School in South East London. This debris appears to be fragments of a bomb, or of a metal structure damaged or destroyed by an air raid. One girl (second from the right) is wearing a Girl Guide badge, and all are carrying gas masks.

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