Jurisdiction of the WAGGGS-Asia Pacific Region; the countries with no Guiding organization, and those outside the Region, are in grey
WAGGGS-Asia Pacific Region is the divisional office of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, headquartered in Makati City, Philippines; Australia; and Japan. The WAGGGS-Asia Pacific Region services Guiding in the land area of Asia south of Russia-in-Asia and the bulk of the Pacific Basin. [1 ]
All the formerly communist states of
Central Asia and the Soviet Union have developed or are developing Guiding in the wake of the renaissance in the region. For several years, communism repressed Guiding in Afghanistan, where it has newly returned, as well as in Mongolia, which had been the first Soviet satellite state since 1924.
This region is the counterpart of the
Asia-Pacific Region of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM). There is no WAGGGS Region corresponding to the World Organization of the Scout Movement Eurasian Region; postSoviet nations are divided between the WAGGGS-Europe Region and the WAGGGS-Asia Pacific Region.
Member organisations [ edit ]
Founding members [ edit ]
Twelve member organisations (from Australia, New Zealand, India, Malaysia, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Philippines and Pakistan) formed the original Asia Pacific Region in 1969.
Full list of member organisations [ edit ]
The year in the 'date joined' column refers to the year the organisation was granted membership to the Asia Pacific Region of WAGGGS, not the year Guiding started in that country.
Number of members (approximate)
Girl Guides Australia Founding Member
Bangladesh Girl Guides Association (বাংলাদেশ গার্ল গাইড্স অ্যাসোসিয়েশন) 1973
Girl Guides Association of Brunei Darussalam (Persatuan Pandu Puteri Brunei Darussalam (PPP)) 1996
Girl Guides Association of Cambodia (ខេមរៈកាយារិទ្ធិនារី, Khemarak Kayarith Neary) 2002
The Girl Guides Cook Islands Association 1993
Fiji Girl Guides Association 1981
Hong Kong Girl Guides Association (香港女童軍總會) 1978
The Bharat Scouts and Guides (BSG, भारत स्काउट्स एवं गाइड्स) Founding Member
Originally included present-day Bangladesh and Pakistan. BSG has a boys' section as well. The number of members here only includes their girl members.
Girl Scouts of Japan (ガールスカウト日本連盟 Gārusukauto Nippon Renmei) Founding Member
The Girl Guides Association of Kiribati 1990
Girl Scouts Korea (걸스카우트) Founding Member
Co-educational group. Member numbers here only includes girls.
Persatuan Pandu Puteri Malaysia (PPPM, Girl Guides Malaysia) Founding Member
Maldives Girl Guide Association (MGGA, ދިވެހިރާއްޖޭގެ ގާލްގައިޑް އެސޯސިއޭޝަން) 1994
Girl Scout Association of Mongolia (Монголын Эмэгтэй Скаутын Холбоо, Mongoliyn Emegteǐ Scoutiyn Kholboo) 2005
newest member organisation
Nepal Scouts (नेपाल स्काउट) 1984
Nepal Scouts has a boys' section as well. Numbers here include only girl members
GirlGuiding New Zealand (Ngā Kōhine Whakamahiri O Aotearoa Founding member
Pakistan Girl Guides Association (PGGA, پاکستان گرل گائڈزایسوسی ایشن) Founding
Papua New Guinea
Girl Guides Association of Papua New Guinea 1978
Girl Scouts of the Philippines (GSP) Founding Member
Girl Guides Singapore (GGS, Pandu Puteri Singapura) Founding Member
The Girl Guides Association of the Solomon Islands 1987
The Sri Lanka Girl Guides Association (SLGGA, Lanka Baladhakshika Samajaya, ශ්රී ලංකා බාළදක්ෂිකා සංගමය, இலங்கைப் மகளீர் சாரணர்க் கழகம்) Founding Member
Girl Scouts of Taiwan (中華民國台灣女童軍, Jhōnghuámínguó Táiwān Nyǔtóngjyūn, Zhōnghuámínguó Táiwān Nǚtóngjūn) Founding Member
Girl Guides Association of Thailand (GGAT, สมาคมผู้บำเพ็ญประโยชน์แห่งประเทศไทย ในพระบรมราชินูปถัมภ์) Founding Member
The Girl Guides Association of the Kingdom of Tonga 1987
Vietnamese Scout Association ( Hội Hướng Đạo Việt Nam (HĐVN)) not yet a member
working towards WAGGGS membership. Guiding/Scouting is forbidden under communist rule and VSA is a clandestine organisation.
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