During the consultation on this, Girlguiding UK issued a series of FAQs, with one of these being “Is Girlguiding UK no longer a Christian organisation?”
The answer given was: “Girlguiding UK has always been open to girls of all faiths and none – we have never been a Christian organisation.” It would appear, therefore, that notwithstanding the outmoded reference to “God” in its previous promise, the motivation behind the movement has not been a Christian one.
Perhaps, instead, it simply remains all the good things Girlguiding stands for: service to the community; respect for individuals and society; companionship and personal growth.
There is no need for supernatural belief to detract from that mix and create division and exclusion in the ranks.
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