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Promise law review webinar 2012

Everyone Belongs

Promise & Law Review Webinar 2012


Promise law review webinar 2012

Welcome

Jane Harris


Promise law review webinar 2012

How to participate


Promise law review webinar 2012

Acknowledgement of country

We would like to show our respect and acknowledge the Traditional custodians of the lands, of elders past and present, on which this meeting is being held this evening.


Chief commissioner

Chief Commissioner


Who are the members of the promise law working party

Who are the members of the Promise & Law working Party?

Belinda Allen – Committee Chair, Director Girl Guides Australia, State Commissioner

Prue Carpenter - Girl Guides Australia Volunteer Services Manager, District Leader, past State Commissioner

Kathy Neehouse - National Trainer, Region Leader, Teacher of World Religions

Jenny Coulston - retired National and State Trainer, Region Program Adviser

Jane Harris - under 30 years, Girl Guides Australia’s representative to Australian Youth Affairs Coalition, Leader of Youth

Nellie Mair - under 30 years, WAGGGS delegate COP 15, State Program Committee for 5 years


Promise law review webinar 2012

Kathy

Jane

Prue

Jenny

Belinda

Nellie


Purpose of the review

Purpose of the Review

To ensure the content and presentation of the Australian Guide Promise and Law is in keeping with the values that are important to girls and women in the second century of Guiding.

To be an inclusive organisation of all girls and young women who make up the diverse Australian community


Changing face of australia

Changing Face of Australia


Exploring the fundamental principles of guiding

Exploring the fundamental principles of Guiding

The purpose of the webinar is to report back to you the findings of the Promise and Law Review.

You will be the first to comment on the proposed new Australian Guide Promise and Law


Promise law review webinar 2012

The Review Findings

Belinda Allen


Participation rate

Participation rate


Adults age and gender breakdown

Adults -Age and Gender breakdown


Adults length of membership

Adults -Length of membership


Concerns from this review

Concerns from this review

  • Use of the word ‘God’ in multicultural Australia, the inclusion of Queen, use of words such as ‘obedient’, ‘duty’ and ‘loyal’

  • Young girls not understanding the concepts involved in the Promise and Law

  • Lack of understanding of the essences of Promise laid down by WAGGGS in 1972

  • Lack of understanding of WAGGGS history and B-P’s philosophy

  • Concerning language and attitudes from some members


Youth members

Youth Members

  • Is the Promise and Law relevant to you?

    • Yes73 %

    • No17 %

    • Yes with changes 10 %

  • Does the present wording need to be updated?

    • Yes – 59 %

    • No – 30 %

    • Maybe - 1 %

    • Not answered – 10 %

  • Approx age range of Youth respondents

    • 5-14 years 92 %

    • 14-17 years 8 %


Essence duty to god exploring spirituality

Essence – Duty to God, Exploring spirituality


Adult raw data before weighting

Adult - Raw Data before weighting


Essence duty to country

Essence – Duty to country


Essence service

Essence – Service


Law key themes

Law – Key Themes

  • RESPECT

  • HONESTY

  • FRIENDLINESS

  • WORLD AND ENVIRONMENT

  • RESPONSIBILITY

  • EMPOWERMENT

  • CHARACTER


Promise law review webinar 2012

Kathy Neehouse


Promise law review webinar 2012

‘The essence of Duty to God is the acknowledgement of the necessity for a search for a faith in God, in a supreme being, and the acknowledgement of a Force higher than man, of the highest o principles.’

(21st World Conference 1972)


Promise law review webinar 2012

‘The essence of Duty to Country is the acceptance of the concept of responsibility to the communities in which we live’.

(21st World Conference 1972)


Promise law review webinar 2012

‘The essence of Service is the acceptance of the practice of helpfulness to others’.

(21st World Conference 1972)


Promise law review webinar 2012

‘The Essence of the Law is: Duty to others and to the brotherhood of man; self discipline; respect for all living things.

(21st World Conference 1972)

‘Today ‘respect for all living things’ includes all that concerns human life, such as environmental problems, drug abuse and sexual responsibility’

(A Challenging Movement 1997 WAGGGS Publication)


Promise law review webinar 2012

The Promise

I promise that I will do my best

to be true to myself, and develop my beliefs

I will serve my community and Australia

and live by the Guide Law


Promise law review webinar 2012

Law

  • As a Guide I will strive to:

    • Respect myself and others

    • Be considerate, honest and trustworthy

    • Be friendly to others

    • Make choices for a better world

    • Use my time and abilities wisely

    • Be thoughtful and optimistic

    • Live with courage and strength


Promise law review webinar 2012

Questions?


Thank you

Thank you!

Please take time to fill out the feedback survey. You will be directed there now and it can also be found on the GGA Website from tomorrow.


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