The unit, this term has been thinking about the guiding promise and what it means to them. Everyone who joins guiding has to make a promise.
I promise that I will do my best;
To love my god,
To serve the queen and my country,
To help other people and
To keep the guide law
The promise is designed to be interpreted to different people in different ways and it is supposed to be quite individual. The “to love my god” for example, could be any god, or belief, or anything of value to that person.
Girlguiding UK are currently reviewing the promise. Girlguiding UK is committed to retaining a Promise that is in line with its original principles, but we know it’s crucial that girls and young women understand and believe in the words they say. That’s why, it was decided to invite all members as well as other interested parties to discuss the Promise wording.
There is a link for members and non-members of Girlguiding.
Have a look and share your opinion!
We asked the girls what they thought about the promise and encouraged them to share their views by completing the survey.