The Girl Guides Association of Jamaica
|The Girl Guides Association of Jamaica|
|Headquarters||2 Waterloo Road
|Founded||July 17, 1967|
|Chief Commissioner||Jean Kenny|
|Affiliation||World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts|
The Girl Guides Association of Jamaica (GGAJ) is the Guiding organization of Jamaica. It served 5,903 members (as of 2006). Founded in 1915, the girls-only organization became an associate member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 1963 and a full member in 1966.
Girl Guiding was introduced to Jamaica by Miss Clare Messias in 1915. After Jamaica's independence in 1962, the Jamaican Girl Guides remained a branch of the United Kingdom's Guide Association until July 17, 1967, when the Girl Guides Association of Jamaica was incorporated.
A scission of the association led to the formation of the Girl Scouts of Jamaica in 2008.
The association works in three age-groups:
I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to God
To serve the Queen and my country and help other people
And to keep the Guide Law.
- A Guide is loyal and can be trusted.
- A Guide is helpful.
- A Guide is polite and considerate.
- A Guide is friendly and a sister to all Guides.
- A Guide is kind to animals and respects all living things.
- A Guide is obedient.
- A Guide has courage and is cheerful in all difficulties.
- A Guide makes good use of her time.
- A Guide takes care of her possessions and those of other people.
- A Guide is self-controlled in all she thinks, says and does.