The Girl Guides Association of Grenada
|The Girl Guides Association of Grenada|
PO Box 626St. George's
|Founded||November 25, 1925|
|President||Nadica Mc Intyre|
|Chief Commissioner||Marian Langaigne|
|Affiliation||World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts|
'The Girl Guides Association of Grenada' (GGAG) is the national guiding organization of Grenada. It serves 2288 members as of 2012. Founded in November 1925, at the Anglican High School (formerly Church of England High School), the girls-only organization became an associate member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) in 1990. It became a full member in 2011 at the 34th World Conference - Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, 11–15 July 2011.
History of the organization
The first Girl Guide company(unit) in Grenada was set up at the Anglican High School (formerly Church of England High School) in November 1925. Other Guide companies were soon formed. Brownie packs were introduced in 1927 and the first Ranger Guide company in 1928. Guiding had thrived in these early years and presently there are companies in every parish, the majority of which operate within schools.
In 1985 the Association held its first international camp, attended by neighbouring Caribbean Associations. During the next few years, trainers and advisers from WAGGGS visited Grenada to help the association develop.
In 1989 the first Rainbow unit was started in a small village called Birchgrove in the parish of St. Andrew.
There are four sections within the Girl Guides Association of Grenada: Rainbows, Brownies, Girl Guides and Ranger Guides. The programme is based on an eight-point system incorporating physical fitness, the mind, outdoors enjoyment, homecraft skills, service to others, human relations, creativity and character.
Community Projects and Impact
The Association is involved in various service projects and intends to extend its involvement in community development.
Communities and Affiliates
The Girl Guides Association of Grenada works closely with local and regional social development organizations and NGOs on advocacy projects and WAGGGS initiatives. Affiliates include: Grenada National Organization for Women (GNOW) The Grenada Scouts Movement The Rotary Club of Grenada The St. George's Lions Club
Grenada belongs to the Caribbean Link set up for the purpose of mutual development and consultation among member organization in the Caribbean.
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- The Girl Guides Association of Grenada, World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, retrieved November 2, 2009