No mention of God or Queen: Australia's Guides new pledge

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The Girl Guides in Australia are to drop their allegiance to the Queen and God, and pledge to serve the community instead.

The move follows a two-year survey of all its members, and is meant to attract new joiners from any faith or culture.

Director of the Girl Guides of Australia, Belinda Allen, said the Guides' promise had to be ''meaningful and relevant to the girls of Australia in the 21st century''.

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