Number of Girl Guides in 2017
I promise, on my honour, to 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.
Uganda Guide Law
- A Guide is reliable and speaks the truth
- A Guide is loyal
- A Guide’s duty is to be useful and to help others
- A Guide is a friend to all and a sister to every other Guide
- A Guide is polite and considerate
- A Guide respects God’s creation and protects plants and animals
- A Guide obeys orders
- A Guide smiles and sings under all difficulties
- A Guide makes good use of time, talents and possessions
- A Guide is pure in thought, word and 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
- A Brownie is truthful, obedient and cheerful
- A Brownie gives in to the older folk
- A Brownie thinks of others before herself
Development of the Movement
Guiding in Uganda began between 1914 and 1918 at Toro Girls’ School, but it was not until 1922 that the first Guide company was officially recognized and the Movement was firmly established.
Guiding subsequently spread throughout the country, and the Guide Association (UK) sent trainers to Uganda, who helped to organize camps and training courses. In 1956 the World Chief Guide visited Uganda and laid the foundation stone of the headquarters for the Girl Guide and Scout Associations.
During the 1970s membership declined because of the difficult political situation, but since 1981 Guiding has steadily grown and companies and packs which had ceased to function have been restarted, except in the North where there is still insecurity.