Liberian Girl Guides Association
Number of Girl Guides in 2015
I promise on my honour that I will do my best: To do my duty to God and my Country, To help other people at all times, and To obey the Guide Law.
Liberia Guide Law
- A Guide is loyal and can be trusted
- A Guide is helpful
- A Guide is polite and considerate
- A Guide is friendly to all and a sister to all Guides
- A Guide is kind to animals and respects all living things
- A Guide is obedient
- A Guide has courage and is cheerful in all difficulties
- A Guide makes good use of her time and talent
- A Guide takes care of her own possessions and those of other people
- A Guide controls herself and is clean in all she thinks, says and does
I promise that I will do my best: To do my duty to God, To serve my country and help other people, and To keep the Brownie Guide Law.
Liberia Brownie Law
- A Brownie Guide thinks of others before herself
- A Brownie Guide does a good turn every day
Development of the Movement
Guiding in Liberia started in 1920, and in 1928 the Association became a Founder Member of WAGGGS. By 1930, however, all contact between WAGGGS and the Liberian National Organisation had been lost and its membership was cancelled in 1931. From 1953 to 1955 efforts were made to revive Guiding and in 1955 a representative of WAGGGS visited Liberia and helped to bring together isolated groups of Guides to form the nucleus of a National Organisation. Over the next ten years Guiding spread to all areas of the country with the help of WAGGGS trainers and advisers.
Liberian Guiding has suffered because of civil wars and the partitioning of the country but Guiding is once again re-establishing itself.