Sri Lanka Girl Guides Association
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|Sri Lanka Girl Guides Association|
Membership badge of the Sri Lanka Girl Guides Association
|Chief Commissioner||Visakha Tillekeratne|
|Affiliation||World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts|
The Sri Lanka Girl Guides Association (SLGGA, Lanka Baladhakshika Samajaya) (Sinhala:ශ්රී ලංකා බාළදක්ෂිකා සංගමය; Tamil: இலங்கைப் மகளீர் சாரணர்க் கழகம்) is the national Guiding organization of Sri Lanka. It serves 54,824 members (as of 2016). Founded in 1917, the girls-only organization became a full member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 1951.
Program and ideals
In the 1960s the image of Girl Guiding in Sri Lanka was changed to give it a local character. New Sri Lanka badges for all ranks in the three branches were introduced.
SLGGA is divided into four sections:
- Butterflies; aged 5– 8
- "Kuda Mithuriye" (Little Friend); aged 7–12
- "Baladhakshika" (Guide); aged 12–17
- "Jayeshta Baladhakshika" (Rangers); aged 15–22
Girl Guide Motto
Girl Guide Promise
I promise on my honour to do my best:
To do my duty, to my Religion and Country,
To help other people at all times, and
To live by the Guide Law.
Girl Guide Law
- A Guide is honest, reliable and can be trusted.
- A Guide is loyal.
- A Guide is considerate and helpful at all times.
- A Guide is a sister to every other Guide.
- A Guide is friendly and courteous.
- A Guide is compassionate to all living things.
- A Guide respects authority.
- A Guide is courageous and faces all situations with understanding.
- A Guide uses resources wisely.
- A Guide respects herself and seeks to understand all human beings.
An overseas branch of the Sri Lanka Girl Guides Association operates at the Sri Lankan School in Muscat, Oman.
In 2009, Girl Guides at the Sri Lankan School in Muscat had their camp in October canceled to prevent the spread of Swine flu. The Guides paper recycling project was also discontinued for the same reason.
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