WAGGGS Constitution and Bye-Laws


This Constitution governs the operation of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and safeguards the Fundamental principles of the Girl Guide/Girl Scout Movement, which is based on spiritual values and dedicated to the education of girls and young women through the method conceived by the Founder.

The 12th edition of the WAGGGS’ Constitution and Bye-Laws contains the amendments voted for at the 33rd World Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, in July 2008.

As well as the Constitution, the World Association has in place several policies to guide its work. This includes a Child Protection Policy (CPP), most recently updated in July 2011.  The policy outlines the requirements of the organization, its staff and volunteers to prevent, report and respond to child protection issues, including the physical or sexual abuse, neglect or emotional abuse of a child.  It also outlines the World Association’s code of conduct and behaviour and our approach to recruitment in regards to child protection.  For the full policy, please see here

WAGGGS’ Constitution is available from the World Bureau free of charge. If you would like to order additional copies, please contact the Finance Section at the World Bureau, and indicate the number of copies and which language version you would like. Postage and packing will be charged.

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