For over 40 years, this was the promise recited by members of the Australian Girl Guides (kinda like American Girl Scouts):
But as of this past week, that pledge will be changing to the following:
Notice the difference?
The refreshed Girl Guides’ promise will see its 28,000-strong group promise to do their best “to be true to myself and develop my beliefs” rather than to “do my duty to God, to serve the Queen and my country”.
National director of the Australian Republican Movement, David Morris, said it was important young Australians developed an ethic of service to community and country.
“Our members didn’t feel ‘duty to God’ reflected all faiths and belief systems across the world,” NSW Guides commissioner Belinda Allen told the ABC.
It’s a welcome change from a progressive organization.
Meanwhile, the Boy Scouts of America still won’t let gays and atheists join. Way to be role models, my people.
(Thanks to Lakafaith for the link)