Although the new Guide
Promise is not how I would have worded it, I am proud that the organisation
undertook a consultation process in order to find a workable promise which
includes all. I think this is an incredible and important step forwards for the
organisation, and busts any myths that we may be a Christian organisation. I feel I am still able
to make my promise to My God through the new wording and that
the spiritual aspect of the organisation has not been lost - in fact I feel
it's encouraging to develop and think about what we believe in to a deeper
The Guide promise has changed 11 times before now, we still stand with the same ethos, we're just using using words more suitable and appropriate to today's members.
I cannot wait until when we can all join together as members and begin to make, or
remake, our promises without the fear of excluding anyone because of their
religious beliefs. I promise that I will do
my best: To be true to myself and
develop my beliefs, To serve the Queen and
my community, To help other
people and To keep the Guide Law.