(London Telegraph) In one of the most controversial shake ups in its 102 year history, the organisation has launched a consultation that could lead to significant changes to the promise Guides are expected to take when they join.

It would be the first major reform for the Guides, which boasts more than half a million members, to be initiated under Julie Bentley, its new chief executive.

The former head of The Family Planning Association who took over in November ruffled feathers when she described the Guides as “the ultimate feminist organisation”.

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