December 17, 2004

Girl Guides, Scouts playing their part

The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts is a progressive, non-political, non-profit voluntary world movement based on spiritual values, duty to one’s country and service to others. {{more}}There are over 10 million members in 144 countries and membership is open to girls and young women regardless of race, faith, nationality and personal circumstances.

The mission of the World Association is:

To enable girls and young women to achieve their fullest potential as responsible citizens of the world.

In St. Vincent and the Grenadines membership is just over 1200. The Association realizes that its greatest contribution to national development lies in moulding girls and young women in our society by offering them the opportunity for self-training, leadership skills and development of character through educational programmes that cater to meet the needs and interests of individual girls and which involve their total development.