Papua New Guinea
Number of Girl Guides in 2017
I promise that I will do my best: To do my duty to God and my country, To help other people at all times, and To keep the Guide Law.
Papua New Guinea 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 possessions and those of other people.
- A Guide is self-controlled in all she thinks, says and does.
I promise that I will do my best: To do my duty to God and my country, To help other people at all times, and To keep the Brownie Law.
A Brownie always does her best,
Thinks of others before herself, and
Does a good turn every day.
Development of the Movement
The first Guide company in Papua New Guinea was started in Hanuabada Village near Port Moresby in 1927 by a missionary. Soon afterwards, other companies were established in the villages of Hula and Delena, and in 1933 the first Ranger company was opened.
The first Guide company in New Guinea began in 1939 when membership of the Movement totalled 120. Between 1942 and 1945 Guiding ceased to function but resumed in 1946 with a Ranger company. Companies and packs then began to appear in several villages, organized by former Guides.
The Federal Council of the Girl Guides Association of Australia included the Girl Guides of Papua New Guinea as a division in 1948. A local Association was formed and a president appointed. The following year saw the appointment of a Territory Commissioner for the Association. In 1955 it was recognized as a branch of the Girl Guides Association of Australia, and in the following year a constitution was prepared and accepted.
In 1976 the Papua New Guinea Association became independent of Australia and a new constitution was introduced.