Boy Scouts & Girls Guides of Libya
Number of Girl Guides in 2016
Girls & Boys
Girl Guide Promise I promise on my honour: To endeavour to do my duty towards God, my country and the people, To help people and other creatures at all times, To obey the Scout Law.
Libya Guide Law
- The honour of a Girl Guide is to be trusted and relied on.
- A Girl Guide is faithful to the guardian thereof, her country, and to each of the superiors and subordinates thereof.
- A Girl Guide is useful and helpful to others.
- A Girl Guide is a friend to all and is a sister to every other scout.
- A Girl Guide is well mannered.
- A Girl Guide is kind to animals.
- A Girl Guide is obedient to her parents and superiors without hesitation in matters of righteousness.
- A Girl Guide smiles at and disdains hardships.
- A Girl Guide is frugal.
- A Girl Guide is pure in thought, word and deed
Development of the Movement
Guiding began in Libya in 1958 when a Brownie pack was opened at a girls’ primary school in Tripoli. The leader was Libyan, assisted by an experienced leader from Lebanon, and an intensive leader training programme was organised for a selected group of Libyan girls. On completion of the course some of them established a Senior Guide unit, with the assistance of the Scout Association, and, soon afterwards, a Guide company was opened.
Initially Guiding did not extend beyond a small number of women teachers and students, but gradually more and more people joined the Movement. Additional units were formed in Tripoli and a commissioner was chosen for each section. In 1959 Guiding spread to Benghazi, and soon afterwards to other regions of the country.