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.