Number of Girl Guides/Girl Scouts in 2017
Girls & Boys
Development of the Movement
Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting activities began in Italy as early as 1912, but were suppressed during the 1920s and did not start again until 1944. The Federazione Italiana Guide Esploratrici was formed in 1945 to link the two existing Associations of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts: Unione Nazionale Giovinette Esploratrici Italiane and the Associazione Guide Italiane.
In 1974 the Associazione Guide Italiane merged with the Associazione Scouts Cattolici Italiani to form Associazione Guide e Scouts Cattolici Italiani (AGESCI). In 1976 the Unione Nazionale Giovinette Esploratrici Italiane merged with the Corpo Nazionale Giovani Esploratori Italiani, to form the Corpo Nazionale Giovani Esploratori ed Esploratrici Italiani (CNGEI).