Girl Guides is given 'woke' makeover with new 'inclusive' language guidance trends now
The Girl Guides have been given a new 'woke' style guide with 'inclusive' language telling leaders to use 'parents and carers' instead of mother and father.
A 60-page document sent to leaders of Guides and Brownies groups has set out the new language guide on 'how to be as inclusive as possible when communicating'.
Britain's biggest girls' group described itself as a 'girl-only space for all girls and young women'.
But it adds that it is also proud 'to be a trans-inclusive organisation and welcome trans girls and non-binary young people'.
The guide says: 'We know the term "girl" may not cover these young people – and language is of course always evolving.
Angela Salt OBE, Girlguiding chief executive, started her role at the organisation in January 2019
'When we can, we adjust our language to be gender neutral. This helps us include all young people who relate to experiences of girlhood and womanhood.'
As part of the new style guide, leaders and advised to use 'parents and carers' instead of 'mothers and fathers' in order to be more inclusive.
The broad term of 'BAME' term is to be avoided, with advice to use 'people of colour' instead and to be specific when talking about a person or community.
It says: 'If you’re talking about the experiences of people who aren’t white, ‘people of colour’ is more common around the world.
'Avoid the term ‘minority group’ as a blanket term for underrepresented groups, as underrepresented doesn’t always mean a minority. Instead use marginalised groups or underrepresented