The Girl Guide Association of Barbados
|The Girl Guide Association of Barbados|
|Affiliation||World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts|
The Girl Guide Association of Barbados (GGAB) is the national Guiding organization on Barbados. It serves 3,863 members (as of 2003). Founded in 1918, the girls-only organization became a full member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 1969.
The first Guide meeting in Barbados was held on 30 November 1918 at Government House, Saint Michael. Thereafter, units for Brownies, Rangers, Young Leaders and Blossoms were introduced. Most of the units are based at primary and secondary schools. GGAB programs cater to girls and young women between 5 and 25 years.
The association is divided in two sections with five sub-sections according to age:
- Junior section:
- Blossoms - ages 4 to 7
- Brownies - ages 7 to 11
- Senior section:
- Girl Guides - ages 10 to 16
- Rangers - ages 14 to 25
- Young Leaders - ages 15 to 23
The organisation is divided into fourteen districts and four divisions. Each district and division is headed by a Commissioner.
The Council is the general management committee made up of district commissioners inclusive of the executive and all other sub management teams. The Executive Committee is a sub committee of the Council and responsible for the overall management of the organisation.
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