Asotsiatsiya Haydiv Ukraïni
|Asotsiatsiya Haydiv Ukraïni|
Association of Ukrainian Guides
The Asotsiatsiya Haydiv Ukraïni (Асоціація Гайдів України, Association of Ukrainian Guides) is the national Guiding organization of Ukraine. Guiding in Ukraine began in 1911 and, after being banned in the 1920s, it was restarted in 1992. It became an associate member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) in 1999. The girls-only association has 1,000 members, as of 2003.
After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Guiding was reintroduced to Ukraine in 1992. With support by the Norwegian Speidernes Fellesorganisasjon, a national association was formed on November 25, 1995. It became an associate member of WAGGGS in 1999.
Program and ideals
The association is divided in three age groups:
- Swallows (ages 7 to 11)
- Guides (ages 11 to 16)
- Rangers (ages 16 to 20)
- Official web-site
- Former homepage at web.archive.org
- worldguiding.net (pdf)
- Norwegian-Ukrainian partnership merit badge
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