Re: Scout Promise in Oz
Phill Solomon (phill@BOHRA.CPG.OZ.AU)
Tue, 19 May 1992 09:42:55 EST
Dave Hultberg writes:
>Subject: Re: Scout Promise in Oz
>> >"On my honour, I promise that I will
>> > do my best to do my duty to God
>> > and to the Queen,
>> > to help other people
>> > and to keep the Scout Law."
>> >Current UK Scout Promise
>> >Current Australian Scout Promise
>> Close but Australian is;
>> "On my honour, I promise that I will
>> do my best to do my duty to MY God
>> and to the Queen of Australia,
>> to help other people
>> and to keep the Scout Law."
>I apologize if I am in error Phill. I was quoting from page 5 of the
>Australian Scout Handbook (revised edition) copyright 1973, reprinted
>with corrections 1988. Is there a newer edition of the handbook that has
>a different version? Anyway, it doesn't change the point of my message.
>The BSA is not alone in its requirement of duty to god in its oath or
Was not intended as a flame, and I am not shure when (if) the Australian
Scout Handbook has changed to reflect the new Australia Promise which
only changed (approx) a year ago. The Australian Promise by including
the word MY (before G-d) allows for greater flexability according to ones
own beliefs, it also implies the existance of more than one G-d !
Yours in Scouting,
Secretary - Council for Yarra Battman Area Rovers
Activities - Yehudi Rover Crew
3rd Doncaster West Scout Group.
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