Asociación De Guías Scouts De Bolivia
Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting introduced: 1915
Number of Girl Guides/Girl Scouts: 390 (01/01/2006)
Status: Full Member
Admits boys: No
Calle 6 De Agosto
Casilla de Correo 3421, La Paz, Bolivia.
Telephone: 00591 2 2444677
Promesa de la Guía Scout
Yo prometo, por mi honor, hacer cuanto de mí dependa, para:
Cumplir con mi deber hacia Dios y mi Patria;
Ser útil al prójimo en todo momento y Obedecer la Ley Guía
Guide Scout Promise
I promise, on my honour, to do my best:
To do my duty to God and my country,
To help other people at all times, and
To obey the Guide-Scout Law.
Promesa de la Alita
Yo prometo hacer lo mejor por amor a Dios y mi Patria, a ayudar a todos, y en especial a los de mi casa.
Little Wing Promise
I promise to do my best for the love of God and my country, to help everyone, especially those at home.
Ley de la Guía Scout
1 Ser Guía es merecer confianza.
2 Ser Guía es ser leal y respetar la verdad.
3 Ser Guía es ser útil al prójimo en todas las ocasiones.
4 Ser Guía es valorar la amistad y la hermandad.
5 Ser Guía es ser amable y cortés.
6 Ser Guía es preservar la naturaleza y ver en ella la obra de Dios.
7 Ser Guía es saber obedecer.
8 Ser Guía es ser capaz de enfrentar las dificultades con optimismo.
9 Ser Guía es ser económica.
10 Ser Guía es ser honesta y auténtica en lo que se piensa, se dice y hace.
Guide Scout Law
1 To be a Girl Guide is to be trustworthy.
2 To be a Girl Guide is to be loyal and to respect the truth.
3 To be a Girl Guide is to be useful to others at all times.
4 To be a Girl Guide is to value friendship and sisterhood.
5 To be a Girl Guide is to be kind and courteous.
6 To be a Girl Guide is to preserve nature and to see in it the work of God.
7 To be a Girl Guide is to know how to obey.
8 To be a Girl Guide is to face difficulties with optimism.
9 To be a Girl Guide is to be thrifty.
10 To be a Girl Guide is to be honest in what she thinks, says and does.
Lema de la Guía Scout - Siempre lista
Girl Scout Motto - Always Ready
Lema de la Alita - Ayudar a todos
Littlewing Promise - Help Everyone
Mayor Ranger 15-18
Intermedia Intermediate 13-14
Pre Intermedia Pre-Intermediate 10-12
Alita Little Wing 6-7+
Development of the movement:
Although the Movement was introduced to Bolivia in 1915, the first contact with WAGGGS was not made until 1954 when the Western Hemisphere Travelling Commissioner visited Bolivia. The Asociación de Muchachas Guías de Bolivia was established in 1958.
The Association is working hard to develop units in other regions, and to strengthen the Movement in other areas.
In 1990 the Girl Scouts in Bolivia received a very special 75th anniversary present from the Bolivian Government, the Condor of the Andes Jewel. The Jewel represents the greatest honour awarded by the Bolivian Government to outstanding people or organizations.
The Asociación de Guías Scouts de Bolivia is adapting its programme to meet the changing needs of its members and their country, and to help them overcome the problems of modern society.
Relationship to society:
The Associación de Guías Scouts de Bolivia has a large area of impact within the community, from projects such as bookstores, medical care centres, pharmacies in small communities with limited resources, to continuing support to health and environment campaigns.
At present, in response to the challenges and demands of young people in Bolivia, an agreement has been signed with the local government in La Paz to hold training for young people in citizenship through Youth Camps on Citizenship. With this aim, it is proposed to have a training centre for young people – a site has been donated with basic equipment, which will be developed.
Communication and Co-operation
In recent years, many Bolivian Guides have been encouraged to attend international events and to visit the World Centres. This international experience has greatly influenced the Association’s activities within the country.
The Association has been a member of La Coordinadora de la Mujer (the Co-ordinating Committee for Women), a co-ordination agency for non-governmental organizations, since 1989. The agency works with women in education, health and production projects. For the last 20 years, the Asociación de Guías Scouts de Bolivia has also sold cards and calendars for UNICEF.
The Association’s Manual for Guiders has recently been revised, as have the training programmes for each of the branches. A National Training Event is held each year, supported by training courses within local Councils. A National Team of Trainers has been established to form a permanent training workshop to introduce trainers to all areas. New manuals, posters and brochures have all been recently published.
Outdoor and Environmental Activities
Girl Scouts in Bolivia are involved in tree-planting activities and the Association has also launched a water project supported by the German Association – Bund der Pfadfinderinnen und Pfadfinder (BdP). The Association has also registered as a member of the National Coordination for the Environment.
* Information updated in 1999