The Girl Guides Association of Barbados
Number of girl guides in 2017
I promise that I will do my best: To do my duty to God, To serve the Queen and my country and help other people, and To keep the Guide Law.
- A Guide is loyal and can be trusted
- A Guide is helpful
- A Guide is polite and considerate
- A Guide is friendly 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
- A Guide takes care of her own possessions and those of other people
- A Guide is self-controlled in all she thinks, says and does
I promise I will do my best: To do my duty to God, To serve the Queen and my country and help other people, To keep the Brownie Guide Law.
Brownie Guide Law
A Brownie Guide thinks of others before herself and does a good turn every day.
I will do my best to love God and my country and to be kind and helpful.
A Blossom tries to help where she can and to be cheerful and friendly.
Development of the Movement
Guiding started in Barbados in 1918 when Governor O‘Brien assumed duties, bringing with him two daughters who had been enrolled as Guides shortly before leaving England. Lady O‘Brien became the first Island Commissioner and, until her departure in 1925, a room at Government House was used as headquarters.
The permanent headquarters, built on a plot of land acquired in 1949, were opened by the World Chief Guide, Lady Baden Powell on 15 March, 1964.
The first National Assembly was held in 1968, and Assemblies are held at regular intervals. A Junior Council was established in 1976, with one young leader from each district providing a communications link at national level.