Federación Nacional de Muchachas Guías de Nicaragua
Number of girl guides in 2014
I promise, on my honour, to do my best: To fulfil my duties to God and my country, To serve other people in any circumstance, and To obey the Guide Law.
- A Guide is a person whose honour is to be trusted
- A Guide is loyal
- A Guide is useful and helps other people
- A Guide is a friend to all without distinction of race, social class or religion
- A Guide is courteous
- A Guide sees the work of God in nature
- A Guide is responsible, obedient and disciplined
- A Guide is cheerful and optimistic under all difficulties
- A Guide is thrifty
- A Guide is pure in thought, word and deed
I promise to do everything possible: To fulfil my duties to God, my country and my family, To help other people each day, especially those at home and at school, and To obey the Pack Law.
- A Fairy is cheerful and obedient
- A Fairy is generous and always tells the truth
Development of the Movement
Guiding in Nicaragua began in 1940, when a well-known Nicaraguan educator opened a Guide company in a school in Managua. Progress was slow, but by 1972 the Movement had spread to four departments and the National Committee was considering applying for Associate Membership in WAGGGS. Unfortunately Guiding was brought to a standstill when an earthquake destroyed Managua.
In 1976, with the assistance of the trainer/adviser for the Western Hemisphere Region, the National Committee was re-established and Guide companies and Brownie packs re-opened. The Association received legal recognition in 1977, and despite civil disturbances in the country during 1978 and 1979, the National Council and leaders continued their work.
When the situation improved, vacancies on the council were filled and a full-time trainer was appointed with financial assistance from WAGGGS. Guiding is now established throughout the country.