Number of Girl Guides in 2015
Girls & Boys
Gaidu solijums Ar goda vardu solos visiem spekiem censties: but uzticıga Dievam un Latvijai, palıdzét tuvakajiem katra brıdi, pildıt gaidu likumus.
Latvian Guide Law
- Gaida ir patiesa
- Gaida ir uzticıga Tevijai
- Gaida ir pasaizliedzıga un palıdzıga
- Gaida ir draudzıga un iecietıga
- Gaida ir pieklajıga
- Gaida ir dzıvnieku draudzene
- Gaida ir paklausıga.
- Gaida ir moza grutıbas
- Gaida ir darbıga un taupıga
- Gaida ir tıra domas, vardos un darbos.
- A Guide is trustworthy
- A Guide is loyal to fatherland
- A Guide is self-denying and helpful
- A Guide is friendly and tolerant
- A Guide is courteous
- A Guide is a friend to animals
- A Guide is obedient
- A Guide is alert in hardship
- A Guide is active and thrifty
- A Guide is clean in thought, words and deeds
Censties gribu guntina Paklausıga, laba bút, Lai mirdz mans tikumins Ka mirdz spoza uguntina
Development of the Movement
Guiding was started in Latvia in 1921 under the umbrella of the Latvian Youth Organisations. 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 organisation. 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 Organisation). WAGGGS appointed the Swedish Guide and Scout Council, which already had contacts with Latvia, as the Western European ‘Link’ country for the organisation, 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.