Number of Girl Guides in 2016
Girls & Boys
On my honour, I promise to do my duty to God, my country, to help others in all circumstances and to live according to the Guide Law.
Mauritania Guide Law
- A Guide‘s honour can be counted on
- A Guide is loyal.
- A Guide is helpful.
- A Guide is a friend to all and sister to all Guides.
- A Guide is courteous.
- A Guide is a person who smiles.
- A Guide is obedient.
- A Guide is joyful.
- A Guide is thrifty.
- A Guide is clean in thought, word, and deed
Development of the Movement
Guiding was introduced in 1986 by a group of women leaders who got their inspiration from the Scout Movement, which had been operational since 1946. The first Brownie and Guide companies were opened in Nouakchott, the capital, and later extended to the other districts. Today the Movement is active in seven provinces.
The Association has benefited from support given by the Arab Girl Guide Assembly, the World Bureau, WAGGGS and Les Guides de France.
The General Assembly is the policy-making body of the Association and it meets every four years, presided by the Chairman.
The National Council implements the decision of the General Assembly, and is responsible for managing the Association. The Executive Council oversees the functions of Regions and
the implementation of programmes, and meets regularly. The Guide Committee, headed by the Guide Commissioner, is responsible for addressing specific issues that concern girls and young women.
The Association does not have a headquarters, and uses the premises granted to it by the Ministry of Youth and Sport.