Friday, 6 September 2013

A New Promise, The Same Meaning

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 degree.

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
To keep the Guide Law.

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