Eesti Gaidide Liit
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|Eesti Gaidide Liit|
Estonian Guides Association
|Affiliation||World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts|
Eesti Gaidide Liit (EGL, Estonian Guides Association) is the national Guiding organization of Estonia. In 1993 it was readmitted as a member of World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS).
Guiding in Estonia started in 1919, when the first Guide unit was formed in Tallinn. As elsewhere, the forerunner of Estonian Guiding was the Scout movement, and the first Guide units came into being as part of Scout units. The first independent district was formed in Tallinn in March 1920. In 1921, independent districts were formed in Tartu and Valga.
The organization was founded through the merger of the Eesti Gaidide Malev (Estonian Girl Guide Association) with 250 members and the Eesti Gaidide Ühendus (Estonian Guide Association) with 525 members in 1999.
The Girl Guide emblem is set upon a banner of the flag of Estonia.
- World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, World Bureau (2002), Trefoil Round the World. Eleventh Edition 1997. ISBN 0-900827-75-0
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