The Girl Guides Association of Jamaica

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The Girl Guides Association of Jamaica
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Headquarters 2 Waterloo Road
Kingston 10
Country Jamaica
Founded July 17, 1967[citation needed]
Membership 5,903
President Doreen Clemetson
Chief Commissioner Jean Kenny
Affiliation World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
Website
http://ggaj.org/
 Scouting portal

The Girl Guides Association of Jamaica (GGAJ) is the Guiding organization of Jamaica. It served 5,903 members (as of 2006).[1] 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.

History[edit]

The Golden Jubilee badge of the Girl Guides Association of Jamaica, issued in 1965, incorporated a map of the island.

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.[2]

A scission of the association led to the formation of the Girl Scouts of Jamaica in 2008.

Program[edit]

The association works in three age-groups:[3]

  • Brownies - ages 7 to 11
  • Guides - ages 10 to 16
  • Senior section - ages 14 to 20

One focus of the program is the prevention of AIDS.[4]

Ideals[edit]

Guide promise

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.

Guide Law
  1. A Guide is loyal and can be trusted.
  2. A Guide is helpful.
  3. A Guide is polite and considerate.
  4. A Guide is friendly and a sister to all Guides.
  5. A Guide is kind to animals and respects all living things.
  6. A Guide is obedient.
  7. A Guide has courage and is cheerful in all difficulties.
  8. A Guide makes good use of her time.
  9. A Guide takes care of her possessions and those of other people.
  10. A Guide is self-controlled in all she thinks, says and does.
Guide Motto

Be Prepared

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