Sri Lanka Girl Guides Association

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Sri Lanka Girl Guides Association
Sri Lanka Girl Guides Association.png
Membership badge of the Sri Lanka Girl Guides Association
Headquarters Colombo
Country Sri Lanka
Founded 1917
Membership 23,133 (2003)
Affiliation World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
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The Sri Lanka Girl Guides Association (SLGGA, Lanka Baladhakshika Samajaya) (In Sinhala: ශ්‍රී ලංකා බාළදක්ෂිකා සංගමය, in Tamil:இலங்கைப் மகளீர் சாரணர்க் கழகம்) is the national Guiding organization of Sri Lanka. It serves 37,057 members (as at 01/01/2007) (23,133 in 2003 and 16,656 in 1999). Founded in 1917, the girls-only organization became a full member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 1951.

Program and ideals[edit]

In the 1960s the image of Girl Guiding in Sri Lanka was changed to give it a local character. New Sri Lanka badges for all ranks in the three branches were introduced.

SLGGA is divided into three sections:

  • "Kuda Mithuriye" (Little Friend) aged 7–11
  • "Baladhakshika" (Guide) aged 11–16
  • "Jayeshta Baladhakshika" (Senior Guide) aged 16–23

Girl Guide Motto[edit]

Be Prepared

Girl Guide Promise[edit]

I promise on my honour to do my best:
To do my duty, to my Religion and Country,
To help other people at all times, and
To live by the Guide Law.

Girl Guide Law[edit]

  1. A Guide's honour is to be trusted.
  2. A Guide is loyal.
  3. A Guide's duty is to be useful and to help others.
  4. A Guide is a friend to all and a sister to every other Guide.
  5. A Guide is courteous.
  6. A Guide is a friend to animals.
  7. A Guide obeys orders.
  8. A Guide smiles and sings under all difficulties.
  9. A Guide is thrifty.
  10. A Guide is pure in thought, word and deed.

Overseas branches[edit]

An overseas branch of the Sri Lanka Girl Guides Association operates at the Sri Lankan School in Muscat, Oman.[1]

In 2009, Girl Guides at the Sri Lankan School in Muscat had their camp in October canceled to prevent the spread of Swine flu.[2] The Guides paper recycling project was also discontinued for the same reason.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sri Lankan Guides in Oman get creative...". The Sunday Times. 2009-08-30. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 
  2. ^ "Swine flu affects Girl Guiding in Oman". The Sunday Times. 2010-01-31. Retrieved 2010-02-04.