Girl Guides Association of the Kingdom of Tonga

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The Girl Guides Association of the Kingdom of Tonga
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Country Tonga
Founded 1952
Membership 204
Affiliation World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
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The Girl Guides Association of the Kingdom of Tonga is the national Guiding organization of Tonga. It serves 204 members (as of 2003). Founded in 1952, the girls-only organization became an associate member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 1987.

Guiding was started in Tonga at the instigation of Queen Salote in 1952, and the first companies were formed on the island of Tongatapu. In 1955, the consort of the late King Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV became commissioner of the association. The first Brownie pack was started in 1957, and during the next few years, Guiding spread to the islands of Ha'apai and Vava'u, and to ʻEua in 1971. In 1986 the Guide association signed a Deed of Transfer which gave Tonga, formerly a branch association, self-government in all areas of work. Guiding started again in 1998 on Vava'u Island.

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  • World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, World Bureau (2002), Trefoil Round the World. Eleventh Edition 1997. ISBN 0-900827-75-0