Number of Girl Guides in 2018
On my honour, I promise that I will do my best: To do my duty to God and my country, To help other people at all times, To obey the Girl Scout Law.
Taiwan Girl Scout Law
- A Girl Scout’s honour is to be trusted.
- A Girl Scout is loyal.
- A Girl Scout’s duty is to be useful and helpful to others.
- A Girl Scout is a friend to all and a sister to every other Girl Scout.
- A Girl Scout is courteous.
- A Girl Scout is a friend to animals.
- A Girl Scout obeys orders.
- A Girl Scout smiles and sings under all difficulties.
- A Girl Scout is thrifty.
- A Girl Scout is pure in thought, in word and in deed
I promise to do my best: To do my duty to God and my country, To help other people every day, especially those at home.
Brownie Scout Law
- A Brownie gives in to the older folk.
- A Brownie does not give in to herself.
Development of the Movement
The first Girl Scout troop was organised in Shanghai, China in 1919. At that time it was known as the Boy Scouts of China. The Scout badge was worn by both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts with no independent section for Girl Scouts. During the war years, 1939 to 1945, the Girl Scouts performed outstanding service, helping in hospitals and schools.
When the political situation changed, the Association was moved from mainland China to Taiwan with the Government. It was felt that there was a need to organise a single organisation for Girl Scouts. The Chinese Girl Scouts Planning and Training Committee was set up in 1952, and the Girl Scouts Association was formally established on 1 June 1958. The date of 1 June was declared ‘Chinese Girl Scouts’ Day’. Today, the Girl Scouts in Taiwan enjoy the support and encouragement of the Government.