The Girl Guide Association of Barbados
|The Girl Guides Association of Barbados|
|Founded||November 30, 1918|
|Chief Commissioner||Nadia Skeete|
|Affiliation||World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts|
The Girl Guides Association of Barbados (GGAB) is the national Guiding organization on the island nation of Barbados. It serves 2,500 members (as of 2015). Founded in 1918, the girls-only organization became a full member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) in 1969.
The first Guide meeting in Barbados was held on 30 November 1918 at Government House, Saint Michael. Thereafter, units for Brownies, Rangers and Blossoms were introduced. Most of the units are based at primary and secondary schools, however there are some units based at Headquarters and at a number of churches. The programs of the Association cater to girls and young women between 4 and 25 years.
The Association is divided in two sections with five sub-sections according to age:
- Junior Section:
- Blossom Guides- ages 4 to 7
- Brownie Guides - ages 7 to 11
- Senior Section:
- Girl Guides - ages 10 to 16
- Ranger Guides - ages 14 to 25
- Young Leaders - ages 16 to 23
The organisation is divided into eight 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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