Posted: Tue, 08 Oct 2013
The National Secular Society has welcomed news that The Scout Association is to introduce an additional alternative version to the Scout Promise in order to welcome atheists into the Movement.
Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2013
An atheist Guide leader in Harrogate has been told she will not be able to take the new Girlguide Promise because local troop leaders are refusing to drop God from their traditional promise.
Posted: Tue, 18 Jun 2013
The National Secular Society has welcomed news that The Guide Association is to update its Promise to emphasise that guiding is open to all girls. The updated Promise will ask members to 'be true to myself and develop my beliefs'. This will replace the previous phrase 'to love my God'.
Posted: Fri, 25 Jan 2013
The UK Scout Association's consultation on the 'Promise' closes on 31 January. Please add your voice to ensure scouting is open to non-believers.
Posted: Tue, 04 Dec 2012
News that the Scout Association has decided to review its policy of excluding people without a religious belief has been welcomed by the National Secular Society.
Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 2012
The National Secular Society has launched a petition calling on the Scouts to make the religious oath in the Scout Promise optional, and open up scouting to non-believers. Please sign and share!
Posted: Thu, 18 Oct 2012
An 11-year old boy from Midsomer Norton, near Bath, has been told he cannot join his local Scout troop because he does not believe in God and doesn't want to make the Scout Promise in its present form.
Posted: Wed, 18 Apr 2012
The National Secular Society has written to Chief Scout Bear Grylls to challenge his recent claims that scouting is for everyone regardless of their religion, ethnicity or belief.
Posted: Fri, 02 Dec 2011
A town councillor from Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council in Lancashirehas called for youth groups such as Scouts and Guides to become more secular in nature so that they appealed to more children – especially from Asian communities.
Posted: Fri, 11 Nov 2011
A North Somerset girl who doesn't believe in god, but wants to be in the Brownies, faces a familiar quandary: what to do about the Brownie Promise which goes: "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 Brownie Guide law."