Chief Guide announces Promise consultation

The Promise is guiding’s beating heart – it’s the core expression of values and the common standard that brings everyone in guiding together. Over the past few years we have heard from more and more girls and Leaders who struggle with the wording, particularly in interpreting what it really means to girls today.

Girlguiding 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, in the 2012-14 Strategic Plan agreed by the Executive Committee, it was decided to invite all members as well as other interested parties to discuss the Promise wording. 

We know feelings are strong and wide-ranging. This is why everyone’s opinion matters. In January 2013 we will be launching an online consultation on how we express the values embodied by the Promise. The questions will give you a chance to reflect on what the Promise means and how it expresses the values it represents. There will be the opportunity for girl and adult members as well as non-members to have their say. 

The questionnaires will be available from Friday 4 January until Sunday 3 March 2013. Please come back to the website between those dates to share your views with us.

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Gill Slocombe
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