AFP: Australian Girl Guides No Longer Pledge to Queen and God

July 9, 2012

According to AFP:

Australia’s Girl Guides will no longer promise to serve the queen or uphold their duty to God, choosing instead to “be true to myself” and “serve my community and Australia”.

Girl Guides Australia has been reviewing the wording of the promise for close to two years, and some members had strong objections to the changes.

But Helen Geard, chief commissioner of Girl Guides Australia, said the organisation ultimately decided that “doing duty to God is probably not language that is relevant to our young people.”

Click here to read the full article from AFP.

Group portrait of Girl Aids (later to become the Girl Guides) and their leader, Miss D. Gall, at Rosalie, Brisbane.

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