Political correctness It will ruin everything

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Way back in 1959 as a 7 year old Cub Scout, I swore the oath, “I promise to do my best, to do my duty to God and the Queen and to keep the law of the Wolf Cub pack and to do a good deed every day.”

Well now over fifty years on, I’m horrified to learn that the politically correct want the word ‘God’ removed from the Scouts & Guides Promise.

What next? I’ll tell you what, lets demolish the Crooked Spire and all the magnificent churches and cathedrals around the country, after all, they are symbols of God, Christianity and faith in a life after death.

Let’s also abolish our Christmas too, after all it’s the Son of God’s birth that we are all celebrating.

To think that Lord Baden Powell, who set up the movement in 1908, married a Chesterfield girl (Lady Soames) who used to live on Rose Hill, Chesterfield, at the end of the 19th Century and whose family owned the once famous Brampton Brewery, also went on to set-up the Girl Guide movement too.

Shouldn’t we be embracing God and not regecting him?

Attending Scouts and Guides and learning beneficial skills and practices is far better than youngsters standing on street corners, smoking, drinking and indulging in dodgy substances and generally wasting their lives away.

I know who I’m putting my faith in.

Geoff Evans

Stanfree