As reported in the Daily Telegraph
We agree with this
This is bonkers. If people don’t agree with the ethos of an organisation, you don’t change the ethos to suit them – they just don’t join. Should the Church give up believing in God to attract the atheists? Of course not. More woolley liberal PC gone mad. The Chief Guide should be sacked instantly.
Just to answer whether religion is intrinsic to scouting – a couple of quotes from Baden-Powell, founder of Scouting, and author of Scouting for Boys.
“When asked where religion came into Scouting and Guiding, Baden-Powell replied, It does not come in at all. It is already there. It is a fundamental factor underlying Scouting and Guiding.” (Religion and the Boy Scout and Girl Guides Movement–an address, 1926).
“No man is much good unless he believes in God and obeys His laws. So every Scout should have a religion….Religion seems a very simple thing: First: Love and serve God. Second: Love and serve your neighbour.” (Scouting for Boys)
“Scouting is nothing less than applied Christianity pamphlet, 1917
So many of these once great organisations have been taken over by the wets. They stand for nothing.