Welcome to our new members!

24 July 2008

The new Full Members of WAGGGS are:
WAGGGS also has three new Associate Members:
  • Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
  • Lithuania
  • Syria
Samoa Girl Guides Association and Vanuatu Girl Guides Association are no longer members of WAGGGS as the membership of each was cancelled at the 33rd World  Conference. WAGGGS now has 145 Member Organizations.

The new members of WAGGGS received their Membership certificate from former World Board Chairman Elspeth Henderson during the Opening Ceremony of the 33rd World Conference on 7 July.

They also received beaded flowers (Strawizins) as their flags were presented - a momentous occasion for these countries’ delegation. “I feel overwhelmed”, said Justine Nkurunziza, Chief Commissioner of Burundi Girl Guides association.

Agatha Eloi, Chief Commissioner of Dominica Girl Guides, also said: “We are very happy. We have received recognition that we are doing our job properly.”
For more information about the new members, please read the Membership document.
For more details about the two categories of Membership of the World Associations of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, please refer to the WAGGGS Constitution and Bye-Laws (Part II –Membership).