Number of Girl Guides in 2017
I promise to do my best, to be true to myself, my God/faith*, and my country (#and the country in which I live), to help others, and to keep the Guide Law.
Hong Kong Guide Law
As a Guide:
- I will be reliable, honest and trustworthy.
- I will use my resources wisely and help others.
- I will be true to myself and respect the opinion of others.
- I will face challenges and learn from my experiences.
- I will care for nature and all living things.
- I will be friendly and a sister to all Guides.
I promise to do my best, to be true to myself, my God/faith*, and my country (#and the country in which I live), to help others, and to keep the Brownie Guide Law.
As a Brownie:
- I will care for my home, my community and myself.
- I will do a Good Turn every day.
Development of the Movement
Guiding began in Hong Kong in 1916 when a Girl Guide company was formed at the Victoria British School. An Association was organized and registered as a Branch Association of the Guide Association (UK) in 1919.
Membership had increased steadily by that time, but suffered a major setback when Guiding activities were forbidden during the Second World War. Members continued to meet, however, and kept the spirit of Guiding alive. In 1948 a rally was held in the grounds of Government House and in the same year the Association was invited to join the newly-formed Social Welfare Department. This marked the beginning of the Movement’s involvement in social welfare in Hong Kong. In 1970 the Association adopted the Eight Point Programme. Handbooks and other reference material were produced in English and Chinese.
In 1997, Hong Kong became a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. Guiding continued to flourish. In 2000, policy for uniformed groups came under the Home Affairs Bureau Youth Development subvention programme.