Girl Scouts Korea

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Girl Scouts of Korea
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Girl Scouts of Korea
Headquarters 163, Anguk-dong, Jongno-gu
Location Seoul
Country South Korea
Founded 1946
Membership 78,365
Affiliation World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
Website
www.girlscout.or.kr
Scouting portal

Girl Scouts Korea (걸스카우트) is the national Girl Scouting/Guiding organization of South Korea. It serves 78,365 members (as of 2003). Founded in 1946, the coeducational organization became a member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 1957.

Program and ideals[edit]

The association is divided in sections according to age:[1]

  • Twinkler Scout - ages 4 to 5
  • Gaenari (Brownie Girl Scout) - ages 6 to 8
  • Jindalrae (Junior Girl Scout) - ages 8 to 11
  • Sonyeodae (Cadette Girl Scout) - ages 12 to 14
  • Yeonjangdae (Senior Girl Scout) - ages 15 to 17
  • Yeongudae (Young Leader (Girl Scout)) - ages 18 to 21
  • Seongindae (Adult Troop) - ages 21 and older

There are also Extension Troops for disabled and working girls.

The Guide Motto is 준비, pronounced jun bi, Preparation in Korean.

Scout Promise[edit]

On my honor, I will try
to do my duty to God and my country
to help other people at all times
to keep the Girl Scout Law.[2]

Scout Law[edit]

  1. A Girl Scout's honour is to be trusted.
  2. A Girl Scout does her best.
  3. A Girl Scout takes the initiative in helping others.
  4. A Girl Scout is a sister to all
  5. A Girl Scout is courteous and kind.
  6. A Girl Scout loves nature and respects all living things.
  7. A Girl Scout keeps the rules.
  8. A Girl Scout smiles under all difficulties.
  9. A Girl Scout makes good use of her time and avoids wastefulness.
  10. A Girl Scout is pure in thought, in word and in deeds.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Girl Scouting in Korea". Girl Scouts Korea. Retrieved 2008-02-19. 
  2. ^ a b "Promise, Law, Motto, Slogan". Girl Scouts Korea. Retrieved 2008-02-19. 

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