The Swaziland Girl Guides Association
Number of Girl Guides in 2017
I promise to do my best: To do my duty to God, To serve the King and help other people, and To keep the Guide Law.
Swaziland 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 to do my best: To do my duty to God, To serve the King and help other people, and To keep the Blue Jay Law.
Swaziland Blue Jay Law
A Blue Jay thinks of others before herself and does a good turn every day.
Development of the Movement
Guiding in Swaziland started in 1924, but it was only in 1950 after a visit from the World Chief Guide that it really began to spread throughout the country. In 1961 the Association was registered as a Branch Association of the Guide Association (UK). The Ranger section was organised in 1963, and a Cadet company was formed five years later in one of the two training colleges in Swaziland.
The Wayfarers, an organisation for African girls working on similar lines to the Guide Association, was also active in Swaziland and soon joined the Guides to form one Movement for all girls in Swaziland. In 1968 girls under ten became known as Blue Jays and the following year the Guide Association (UK) signed a deed of transfer making the Swaziland Girl Guides Association self-governing in all areas.