Saint Vincent and The Grenadines
SVG Girl Guides Association
Number of girl guides in 2017
I promise that I will do my best: To do my duty to God, To serve the Queen and my country, To help other people, and To keep the 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 own 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, To serve the Queen and my country and help other people, and To keep the Brownie Guide Law.
Brownie Guide Law
A Brownie Guide thinks of others before herself and does a good turn every day.
Development of the Movement
Guiding was first introduced in Saint Vincent in 1914 by a Methodist Minister from England and Guide companies were established in Georgetown and neighbouring South Rivers. Unfortunately the Movement became dormant in the area after the First World War but was restarted again in 1927 in the capital, Kingstown, the new company being registered at Commonwealth Headquarters (UK) in 1928.
Guiding spread to other towns and later to villages; the first Brownie and Ranger units were started in 1931. By 1934 the Movement had spread to the Grenadines island of Bequia. The Association welcomed the World Chief Guide Lady Baden-Powell to St Vincent on two occasions – in 1951 and again in 1964.
In 1983 the Guide Association (UK) signed a deed of transfer giving the Girl Guides Association of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines self-government in all areas of work.