The Girl Guides Association of Jamaica
Girl Guiding introduced in Jamaica
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, and help other people, and To keep the Guide Law.
- A Guide is loyal and can
- A Guide is helpful
- A Guide is polite and
- 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
- 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.
A Brownie thinks of others before herself, and does a good turn every day.
Development of the movement
In 1915, Jamaica’s first Guide company was formed in Spanish Town, Saint Catherine. In 1916, the first camp was held and three years later a Ranger unit was started. Jamaica became a full member of WAGGGS in 1966 as a part of the Western Hemisphere Region, and in 1967, the Girl Guides Association of Jamaica was registered as a non-profit company limited by guarantee.
In 2010, Jamaica celebrated 100 years of Girl Guiding and 100 years of Brownie Guiding in 2017. In 2019, Jamaica will celebrate 100 years of Ranger Guiding. These achievements have formed a solid foundation for the Associations active movement of girls and young women, and creates a rich future for Guiding in Jamaica.