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Girl Guides Australia drops oath of allegiance to Queen

6 July 2012 Last updated at 17:35 BST

Girl Guides in Australia will no longer have to pledge allegiance to the Queen and God and will instead promise to serve the community and Australia.

They will also pledge "to be true to myself and develop my beliefs".

Leaders said the move, which follows a two-year survey of members, was designed to make Guiding more modern and relevant and boost membership.

Phil Mercer reports.