WAGGGS welcomes six new Full Members

12 July 2011

WAGGGS is pleased to welcome into Full Membership six associations, voted on unanimously at the 34th World Conference taking place this week.

Swaziland celebrating full membership at World ConferenceThe six new Full Members are: Les Guides de la République Démocratique du Congo, Association des Scouts et Guides du Congo, the Girl Guides Association of Cambodia, the Girl Guides Association of Grenada, the Swaziland Girl Guides Association and Associazione Guide Esploratori Cattolici Sammarinesi (San Marino).

This means the Associations are recognised as meeting specific criteria with regards to their delivery of the Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting experience.

Tan Phally, from the Girl Guides Association of Cambodia (GGAC) explains what this means to her and her Association:

“I am very pleased and proud that from our hard work and our volunteers’ work we have got acknowledgment and support from other countries and Members of WAGGGS.

“Full Membership will benefit girls and young women in Cambodia. They can now join as representatives and/or committee members in the future, and will be able to apply to work as volunteers abroad. This will give them more opportunities to learn from other countries and share experiences with the next generation of girls and young women in Camobodia. Girls and young women will have the capacity to step forward, expand Girl Guiding in their communities and connect with the world.”

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