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Latvijas Skautu un Gaidu Centrala Organizacija (LSGCO) 

  • Guiding Introduced Date Icon

    1921

    Girl Guiding introduced in Latvia

  • Number of Girls Icon

    872

    Number of Girl Guides in 2015

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    Member

    Full Member

Contact us

International Commissioner
Tallinas Iela 3-11
RIGA
LV1001
Latvia

Tel: +371 27852614
Fax: +371 7323542
Email: info@skauti.lv

Website: www.skauti.lv

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    E-mail

    info@skauti.lv

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    Phone / Fax

    +371 27852614 / +371 7323542

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    Girls only

    No

Gaidu solijums Ar goda vardu solos visiem spekiem censties: but uzticıga Dievam un Latvijai, palıdzét tuvakajiem katra brıdi, pildıt gaidu likumus.

Latvian Guide Promise: On my honour, I promise: To do my duty to God and Latvia; To help my neighbour at all times, and To obey the Guide Law.

Latvian Guide Law

Gaidu likumi

  1. Gaida ir patiesa
  2. Gaida ir uzticıga Tevijai
  3. Gaida ir pasaizliedzıga un palıdzıga
  4. Gaida ir draudzıga un iecietıga
  5. Gaida ir pieklajıga
  6. Gaida ir dzıvnieku draudzene
  7. Gaida ir paklausıga.
  8. Gaida ir moza grutıbas
  9. Gaida ir darbıga un taupıga
  10. Gaida ir tıra domas, vardos un darbos.

Guide Law

  1. A Guide is trustworthy
  2. A Guide is loyal to fatherland
  3. A Guide is self-denying and helpful
  4. A Guide is friendly and tolerant
  5. A Guide is courteous
  6. A Guide is a friend to animals
  7. A Guide is obedient
  8. A Guide is alert in hardship
  9. A Guide is active and thrifty
  10. A Guide is clean in thought, words and deeds

Censties gribu guntina Paklausıga, laba bút, Lai mirdz mans tikumins Ka mirdz spoza uguntina

Latvian little fire Promise: I promise to do my best, to be obedient and to be in my virtue as bright fire

Development of the Movement

Guiding was started in Latvia in 1921 under the umbrella of the Latvian Youth Organizations. In early 1922 the Latvijas Gaidu Centrala Organizacija (the Girl Guides Central Organization of Latvia) was set up and Girl Guiding was permitted to operate as an independent organization. Latvia was a Founder Member of WAGGGS in 1928, enjoyed a visit from Olave Baden-Powell, World Chief Guide in 1933 and had a very active Guiding life until the Movement was banned in 1940.

Fifty years later, in 1990, Latvian Guiding and Scouting was officially re-started as Latvijas Skautu un Gaidu Centrala Organizacija (LSGCO, the Latvian Scout and Guide Central Organization). WAGGGS appointed the Swedish Guide and Scout Council, which already had contacts with Latvia, as the Western European ‘Link’ country for the organization, promoting a close working relationship between the two countries.

Guiding has now been successfully re-introduced to many areas of the country including some small villages.

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