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Girl Scouts of Japan

  • Guiding Introduced Date Icon

    1919

    Girl Guiding introduced in Japan

  • Number of Girls Icon

    30,165

    Number of Girl Guides in 2016

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    Member

    Full Member

Girl Scouts of Japan

Contact us

President

1-40-3 Nishihara

Shibuya-Ku

TOKYO 151-0066

Email: gsj@girlscout.or.jp

Website: www.girlscout.or.jp


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    E-mail

    gsj@girlscout.or.jp

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    Phone / Fax

    +81334600701 / +81334608383

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    Girls only

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I promise to: Do my duty to God (Buddha); Be responsible for my community, My country and the world; Try to be helpful to other people; and Live by the Girl Scout Law.

Brownie, Junior, Senior, Ranger Girl Scouts and Adult Members Guide Promise

I am a Girl Scout. I look and listen carefully, and Be friendly to everyone.

Tenderfoot Girl Scout Promise

Japan Guide Law

For Brownie Girl Scouts

  1. I am cheerful and courageous at all times.
  2. I respect all living things.
  3. I am a friend to all, and a sister to every Girl Scout.

For Junior, Senior, Ranger Girl Scouts and adult members

  1. I am cheerful and courageous at all times.
  2. I respect all living things.
  3. I am a friend to all, and a sister to every Girl Scout.
  4. I am courteous.
  5. I use time and resources wisely.
  6. I think and act on my own.
  7. I am responsible for what I say and do.
  8. I try to be sincere.

Development of the Movement

Girl Scouting was first introduced to Japan by Miss Muriel Greenstreet, a British missionary teacher, in 1919. The Movement gradually spread and in 1920 took the name Nihon Joshi Hododan (Girl Guides of Japan). In 1928 Japan became a founder member of WAGGGS.

Unfortunately Girl Scouting was banned by the Government during World War II, but its spirit remained. The Movement was restarted in 1947 and officially recognized as Girl Scouts of Japan (GSJ) in 1949.

In 1995, Girl Scouts of Japan introduced Long-Term Plan/Action Plans 1995-2000. This is based on WAGGGS’ Long-Term Plan and its four objectives helped troops and Councils to plan activities/events suitable to their needs:

  1. GSJ aims to encourage girls and young women to be self-confident and get more actively involved with the Movement.
  2. GSJ will establish new education programmes in order to train those who can be leaders working in the society, in which men and women actively and jointly participate in all areas and at all levels.
  3. GSJ aims to strengthen its structure by utilizing and supporting human resources in and out of the Movement
  4. GSJ will establish sound finances, aiming for secure sources of revenue.

Every year details of the Action Plans are checked against the Mission Statement and, if necessary, are revised to respond to changing times.

GSJ’s Mission is to enable girls and young women to think and act as responsible

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