Brunei Darussalam

Girl Guides Association of Brunei

Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting introduced: 1951
Number of Girl Guides/Girl Scouts: 1677 (31/12/2012)
Status: Full Member
Admits boys: No

WAGGGS Region:

Asia Pacific

Contact us

Chief Commissioner
PO Box 2251
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN BS8674

Telephone: 00 6738732730
Fax: 00 6732450889
Email: ggbrunei@gmail.com
Website: www.girlguides.org.bn/

Promise:

Girl Guide Promise

Bahawa dengan sesungguhnya saya berjanji dengan sedaya upaya:
Menunaikan kewajipan saya kepada Allah, taat setia kepada Kebawah
Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri Baginda Sultan dan Yang Dipertuan Negara Brunei Darussalam,
Menolong orang setiap masa dan Mematuhi undang-undang Pandu Puteri.

Girl Guide Promise

I promise that I will do my best:
To do my duty to Allah,
To serve His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Dipertuan Negara Brunei Darussalam,
And help other people, and
To keep the Guide Law.

Brownie Guide Promise

Bahawa dengan sesungguhnya saya berjanji dengan sedaya upaya:
Menunaikan kewajipan saya kepada
Allah, taat setia kepada Kebawah
Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri
Baginda Sultan dan Yang Dipertuan
Negara Brunei Darussalam,
Menolong orang setiap masa dan
Mematuhu undang-undang Tunas Puteri.

Brownie Guide Promise

I promise I will do my best:
To do my duty to Allah,
To serve His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Dipertuan Negara Brunei Darussalam,
And help other people, and
To keep the Brownie Guide Law.

Law:

Girl Guide Law

1 Seorang Pandu Puteri boleh dipercayai.

2 Seorang Pandu Puteri suka membantu orang.

3 Seorang Pandu Puteri berbudi bahasa dan bertimbang rasa.

4 Seorang Pandu Puteri adalah sahabat kepada semua orang dan semua Pandu Puteri yang lain.

5 Seorang Pandu Puteri sayang kepada binatang dan hormat kepada benda hidup.

6 Seorang Pandu Puteri sentiasa menurut perintah.

7 Seorang Pandu Puteri mempunyai keazaman dan riang dalam menghadapi kesusahan.

8 Seorang Pandu Puteri berjimat cermat dan menggunakan masanya dengan baik.

9 Seorang Pandu Puteri memelihara harta bendanya dan kepunyaan orang lain.

10 Seorang Pandu Puteri dapat mengawal diri dalam apa jua yang difikirkan, dikatakan dan dilakukan.

Girl Guide Law

1 A Guide is loyal and can be trusted.

2 A Guide is helpful.

3 A Guide is polite and considerate.

4 A Guide is friendly and a sister to all Guides.

5 A Guide is kind to animals and respects all living things.

6 A Guide is obedient.

7 A Guide has courage and is cheerful in all difficulties.

8 A Guide makes good use of her time.

9 A Guide takes care of her own possessions and those of other people.

10 A Guide is self-controlled in all she thinks, says and does.

Brownie Guide Law

Tunas Puteri mementingkan orang lain lebih dari dirinya sendiri dan menolong orang setiap masa.

Brownie Guide Law

A Brownie Guide thinks of others before herself and does a good turn every day.

Motto:

Girl Guide Motto - Selalu sedia

Girl Guide Motto - Be Prepared

Brownie Guide Motto -Sentiasa menolong

Brownie Guide Motto -Lend a Hand

Development of the movement:

The Girl Guide Movement started in Brunei Darussalam in 1951 as a branch of the Guide Association (UK), but for the first three years the activity was confined to only the Belait District. In 1954, the first Guide company was formed in the Capital, Brunei Town which is in the Brunei Muara District, and from then on new Guide companies and Brownie packs were formed, and the Movement grew from strength to strength. By 1960 a total of 17 Guide companies and six Brownie packs had been established.

In December 1962, a rebellion broke out in Brunei, and from then on almost all Guiding activities stopped. In 1964, Her Highness Pengiran Anak Puteri (Princess) Noor Ehsani consented to become the State Commissioner, and following a visit by a trainer from the United Kingdom, the Movement began to be active again. In 1966 the Government created the post of Organizing Commissioner in the State Education Department, whose function was to organize Guide companies and Brownie packs in schools, which further helped in promoting Guiding in the country. By 1972, 14 new Guide companies and nine new Brownie packs had been formed.

When the Association's President resigned in 1972, the Association almost ground to a halt. Membership dropped and companies and packs closed down. In September 1983, Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Puteri (Princess) Masna consented to become the President. She instigated new activities and programmes which began to revitalize Guiding. A major campaign for membership was launched which was very successful. By 1986, seven new companies and 13 packs were formed, whilst the others began to be active again.

Brunei Darussalam became independent in 1984, and in 1986 the Guide Association (UK) signed a Deed of Transfer, giving the Girl Guides Association of Brunei Darussalam self-government in all areas of work. In 1990, the Association launched its new uniforms and enrolment badges, and in 1995 new patrol badges were introduced depicting local flowers and fruits. In 2001 the Association celebrated 50 years of Girl Guiding.

Programme:

The Association has an eight-point programme where each girl takes part in a balanced and varied programme which allows her individually to develop emotionally, physically, spiritually and mentally. Girls are encouraged to live out the values contained in the Promise, to make a contribution to the community in which they live, and to gain an understanding and appreciation of the wider world. In all sections of the programme girls are encouraged to take part in planning their own programmes, contributing ideas in a way that is appropriate to their age group.

Relationship to society:

Members of the Association are involved in a wide variety of community projects in local communities and undertake fundraising activities to finance equipment for schools and mosques. Guides and Brownies perform community service by visiting hospitals and a home for children with special needs, where they entertain the residents. Members also help at national sports meetings and with school activities.

Communication and Co-operation

The Association makes every effort to send participants to international events. Guides, Brownies and leaders regularly attend camps, training, forums and workshops organized by member organizations in the Asia Pacific Region, through the Round Robin Cultural Exchange Programmes held in Japan, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore. The Association has hosted such programmes in 1995 and in 1998, called Outward Bound Brunei Darussalam. In 2001, they hosted the 7th Asia Pacific Regional Committee which was a great success and a huge boost for the national Girl Guides. Another major event was an International Camp organised jointly by the Association and two other major youth organizations.

The Guides are held in high esteem by the general public and Government authorities. They are frequently invited to participate in national activities such as National Day Celebrations and Royal Birthdays. Guides Day is held annually when Guides, Brownies and leaders from all areas of the country gather in the capital to compete for various awards offered by the Association.

In 1988, the Association launched a quarterly newsletter, Warta Pandu Puteri.

The Association participates with other youth organizations, in particular with the national Scouts Movement and the Red Crescent Society.

The Association is one of the Founder Members of the Council of Women of Brunei Darussalam, which is a member of the ASEAN Confederation of Women’s Organizations.

Training:

Training for leadership has been developed for the 16-20 years age group, by involving them in the unit activities. Training for leaders takes place not only at the headquarters, but the Association has attached training sections to the College of Nursing for First Aid training, the Institute of Public Services for the management training and at the Continuous Education Section of the Ministry of Education for handicraft, cooking and sewing.

Outdoor and Environmental Activities

The Guiding year in Brunei Darussalam revolves around several annual activities, including many outdoor activities such as games and rallies, badminton and netball tournaments and state camps.

Members organize cleaning campaigns and replanting trees at the forest reserve.

Projects