Girl Guides

Britain’s Girl Guides Drop Oath to God

Photo courtesy Andy Lidstone/

Britain organization showing the Girl Guide Movement on postal stamp. Photo courtesy Andy Lidstone/

For more than 100 years, Britain’s Girl Guides took an oath to “love God and serve the King/Queen.”

But on Wednesday the movement announced it would scrap its oath to God in an attempt to broaden its appeal and attract children from secular, nonbelieving families.

The controversial shake-up is seen by some as the biggest in the Girl Guides’ history.