The Daily Telegraph

Brownies ditch God from camp singalongs


Campfire songs enjoyed by generation­s of girl guides have had their lyrics changed to ditch references to God as part of an inclusivit­y drive.

In a now deleted blog post, Girlguidin­g said that the tradition of singing songs could have “references that have been hurtful to people” and suggested groups could make changes “so everyone can join in”.

The organisati­on behind Rainbow, Brownie, Guides and Ranger groups for girls gave tips from members on how to make songs “inclusive for everyone”. In one example a group changed the lyrics of the traditiona­l camp song Brownie Bells to remove references to religion.

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