Guías de México
|Guías de México|
Guides of Mexico
|Affiliation||World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts|
Guías de México (Guides of Mexico) is the national Guiding organization of Mexico. It serves 5,196 members (as of 2008). Founded in 1930, the girls-only organization became an associate member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 1948 and a full member in 1957. WAGGGS' world centre Our Cabaña, in Cuernavaca, Mexico, opened in 1957.
The association is divided in five sections according to age:
- Girasoles - ages 4 to 6
- Haditas - ages 6 to 9
- Guías - ages 9 to 12
- Guías intermedias - ages 12 to 15
- Guías mayores - ages 15 to 20
Ticalli (that means "Your Home" in nahuatl languaje) is a hostel opened to Girl Guides and Girl Scouts from all over the world. Accommodation is in dormitories or double rooms and there are five bathroom units. This allows us to receive 60 Girl Guides and Girl Scouts at a time. The Guide shop and National Headquarters are also located on the same premises.