Guyana Girl Guides Association

The Guyana Girl Guides Association (GGGA) is the national Guiding organization of Guyana. It serves 3,719 members (as of 2018).[1] Founded in 1922, the girls-only organization became a full member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 1969.[1]

Guyana Girl Guides Association
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Guyana Girl Guides Association
Headquarters106 Brickdam, Stabroek
LocationGeorgetown
CountryGuyana
Founded1922
Membership3,971 (2018)
Chief CommissionerSchemel Patrick
PatronSandra Granger
AffiliationWorld Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
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Guiding started in 1922 in Berbice,[2] and became a branch association of the Guide Association in the United Kingdom in 1924.[1] It is the country's oldest association dedicated to the social development and wellness of girls and young women.[3]

In 2019, first lady Sandra Granger was patron of the Guyana Girl Guides Association.[3]

ProgramEdit

The association is divided in four sections according to age:[4]

  • Sunflowers - ages 3 to 7
  • Brownie Guide - ages 7 to 11
  • Girl Guide - ages 11 to 15
  • Ranger Guide - ages 15 to 19

StructureEdit

Units are usually affiliated with a school, including Leeds Primary, Rose Hall Estate Primary, St. Aloysius Primary, Tagore Memorial, All Saints Primary, East Canje Secondary, Buxton, Ann's Grove, Plaisance, Tutorial, Pavilion, Sophia and West Demerara,[2] St Paul’s Plaisance, Bishops' High School.[3]

The local units are grouped in divisions, among them the division "East Coast of Demerara".[3]

GGGA is a member of the Caribbean Link for Guiding within the Western Hemisphere Region of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.[5]

ActivitiesEdit

Their yearly event World Thinking Day on February 22 "is a day of international friendship, speaking out on issues that affect girls and young women, and fundraising for 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world."[2]

See alsoEdit

SourcesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Member organization - Guyana". World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. Retrieved 2021-01-20.
  2. ^ a b c GTIMES (2017-03-06). "Girl Guides moves to Region 6 to develop guiding". Guyana Times. Retrieved 2021-01-19.
  3. ^ a b c d "Guyana Girl Guides appoints youngest Chief Commissioner". Guyana Chronicle. Retrieved 2021-01-19.
  4. ^ "Girlguiding in Guyana" (PDF). Girl Guides of Canada. Retrieved 2020-01-21.
  5. ^ "The Caribbean Link of Guiding has passed the test of time". Stabroek News. 2009-04-23. Retrieved 2021-01-20.