Some of the seven rules remain unchanged, along with the Scout Promise pledging duty to the Queen. But the fourth law, which used to say 'a Scout is a brother to all Scouts', now reads: 'A Scout belongs to the worldwide family of Scouts.' The seventh law, formerly 'a Scout has respect for himself and for others', is now 'a Scout has self-respect and respect for others'.
A Scout Association spokesman, John Fogg, said: 'We are doing away with expressions like 'brother' because they no longer seem appropriate. So-called 'traditionalists' are fond of saying that Baden-Powell would turn in his grave - but the opposite is true. His daughter is still alive and I know she believes strongly that her father would approve of moving with the times.'