Girl Guides Association of Zimbabwe

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Girl Guides Association of Zimbabwe
Girl Guides Association of Zimbabwe.png
Headquarters 151 Harare Street, Harare
Country Zimbabwe
Founded 1912
Membership 15,267
Affiliation World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
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The emblem of the previous Girl Guides Association of Rhodesia incorporated the Zimbabwe Bird.

The Girl Guides Association of Zimbabwe (GGAZ) is the national Guiding organisation of Zimbabwe. It serves 15,267 members (as of 2003). Founded in 1912, the girls-only organisation became a full member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts as the Girl Guides Association of Rhodesia in 1969. The Wayfarers, a sort of Guiding for native African girls began in 1926 after a visit to the colony by Olave Baden-Powell. In 1935 there were some 600 Wayfarers and 300 Sunbeams, the African equivalent of Brownies in Guiding. In 1940, the two movements started to merge; this process was completed in 1950. The name of the association changed in 1981 from the Girl Guides Association of Rhodesia to the Girl Guides Association of Zimbabwe.

Programme[edit]

The programme of the Girl Guides Association of Zimbabwe caters for girls from 5 to 21 years of age.

There is also a group of Young Leaders (Flame Rangers) of young women who are not affiliated to any Unit or help in leadership from 17 to 30 years of Age

Ideals[edit]

Guide promise
  • in English:
    I promise that I will do my best
    To do my duty to God
    To serve my country and other people
    And to keep the Guide Law
  • in chiShona:
    Ndinovimba kuita zvandinogona
    Kuita basa rangu rakafanira kuna Mwari
    Kushandira nyika yangu nekushandira vamwe vanhu
    Nokuchengetedza mirawo yamaGaidhi
  • in siNdebele:
    Ngiyathembisa ukuthi ngizakwenza okuhle ngokwedlulisayo
    Ukwenza imfanelo yami kuNkulunkulu
    Ukusebenzela ilizwe lami la banye abantu
    Lokugcina imitemo yamaGayidi

See also[edit]