Senegal

La Section Des Guides De L'Association Des Scouts et Guides Du Sénégal

Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting introduced: 1953
Number of Girl Guides/Girl Scouts: 5121 (31/12/2012)
Status: Full Member
Admits boys: No

WAGGGS Region:

Africa

Contact us

Commissaire Générale
BP 1354
DAKAR

Telephone: 00 2218235363
Fax: 00 2218399550
Email: gds97@hotmail.com

Promise:

Promesse de la Guide

Sur mon honneur avec la grâce de Dieu, je m’engage à servir de mon mieux Dieu, l’Eglise et la patrie, à aider mon prochain en toute circonstance, et à observer la loi guide.

Guide Promise

On my honour and with the grace of God, I promise to do my best:
To serve God, the church and my country,
To help my neighbour at all times, and
To keep the Guide Law.

Promesse de la Jeannette

Je promets de faire de mon mieux pour aimer Dieu, connaître mon pays, dire oui à la loi de la ronde, pour faire chaque jour un plaisir à quelqu’un et apporter la joie à la maison.

Brownie Promise

I promise to do my best:
To love God, get to know my country, accept the Law of the Pack,
To do a good turn to someone every day, and bring joy into my home.

Law:

Loi de la Guide

1 La Guide est loyale.

2 La Guide pense d’abord aux autres.

3 La Guide est généreuse, elle est prête à servir.

4 La Guide est accueillante, elle a l’esprit d’équipe.

5 La Guide, sœur de toute autre Guide, est présente à tous.

6 La Guide découvre la nature, elle y voit l’œuvre de Dieu.

7 La Guide doit obéir.

8 La Guide ne craint pas l’effort, elle ne fait rien à moitié.

9 La Guide aime son travail et respecte celui des autres.

10 La Guide est maîtresse de soi, elle est pure et joyeuse.

Guide Law

1 A Guide is loyal.

2 A Guide thinks first of others.

3 A Guide is generous, she is prepared to help.

4 A Guide is welcoming, she has team spirit.

5 A Guide, sister to every other Guide, is at the service of all.

6 A Guide learns about nature, in which she sees God’s work.

7 A Guide must obey.

8 A Guide does not fear endeavour, she does nothing by halves.

9 A Guide likes her work and respects that of others.

10 A Guide is self-controlled, she is pure and cheerful.

Loi de la Jeannette

Une Jeannette est toujours propre.
Une Jeannette dit toujours vrai.
Une Jeannette est toujours gaie.
Une Jeannette est toujours active.
Une Jeannette pense d’abord aux autres.

Brownie Law

A Brownie is always clean.
A Brownie always tells the truth.
A Brownie is always cheerful.
A Brownie is always active.
A Brownie thinks first of others.

Age groups:

Guide Aînée Ranger 16+

Guide Guide 12-15

Jeannette Brownie 7-12

Development of the movement:

Guiding was started in Senegal in 1953 by former members of the Guides de France. It was intended for French girls living in Dakar and was based on the French programme. The Movement soon came to the notice of the Senegalese people, however, and a Ranger company was opened in the Ecole Normale at Rufisque, a teacher training college. Members of this company later went on to become leaders of other Guide companies.

Following Senegal’s independence in 1960, companies and packs were started for Senegalese girls in the parishes of Dakar and Thiès. The Association worked together with the Scout Association and in 1962 the National Organization of the Scouts et Guides du Sénégal was officially recognized by the Ministry of the Interior.

In 1964 Guides de France sent a trainer to Senegal for a period of three years. Under her guidance, Guiding was extended to Petit-Côte, St. Louis and Casamance. Until 1967, leadership had been undertaken by non-nationals, but in that year the first Senegalese Guide National Commissioner was appointed, and local leaders took on responsibility for Guiding.

In 1974 a national team was set up with the aim of extending Guiding to more areas of the country and concentrating on leadership training. Guiding and its objectives soon became better known in the country and as a result membership grew and the organization spread to several new areas.

Programme:

The programme is based on development, both at national and local level. Activities are centred on a different theme each year, and although the theme is common to all three branches, each branch has its own programme.

Relationship to society:

Guides in Senegal are involved in many community projects related to health, sanitation and literacy. Members also help out in hospitals and homes for the elderly. Guides in Senegal are participating in an expanded child immunization programme and have helped to build village health posts in partnership with UNICEF.

The Association has a training centre at Mboro where income-generating activities include poultry farming and market gardening.

Communication and Co-operation

Senegal is working in co-operation with several other national Girl Guide/Girl Scout organizations.

The Association co-operates closely with the Scout Associations in Senegal and relations with the Government and other authorities are excellent. Finally, the Association is often asked to help at re-education centres and to assist in organizing the annual National Youth Week and National Women Week.

Training:

The Association has a full-time trainer and a training team which meets every month. Weekend training events and camps are organized at district, regional and national levels.

Outdoor and Environmental Activities

A re-afforestation project has been established at the Association’s training centre at Mboro.

Projects