Number of Girl Guides in 2018
On my honour, I will do my duty To God and my country, To help other people at all times, and To live by the Girl Scout Law.
My special responsibility as a Senior Girl Scout is to render service by taking the Promise out into a wider world.
Girl Scout Law
- A Girl Scout’s honour is to be trusted.
- A Girl Scout is loyal.
- A Girl Scout is helpful.
- A Girl Scout is a friend to all and a sister to every other Girl Scout.
- A Girl Scout is courteous.
- A Girl Scout respects living things.
- A Girl Scout is disciplined.
- A Girl Scout is self-reliant.
- A Girl Scout is thrifty.
- A Girl Scout is clean in thought, word and deed.
I promise to do my best To love God and my country, To help other people every day, Especially those at home.
Star Scout Law
- A Star Scout is truthful.
- A Star Scout is obedient.
I love God, my country and people around me.
The Twinkler Law
A Twinkler is cheerful, kind and helpful.
Development of the Movement
Girl Scouting in the Philippines began as early as 1918 with GSUSA troops organised by American Missionaries, but it was not until 1939 that the Girl Scout Movement was formally launched following GSP Founder Josefa Llanes Escoda's arrival from an intensive Girl Scout training in the USA. In 1940, the Girl Scouts of the Philippines was chartered as a national organisation.
The first national Girl Scouts' rally and the first leaders' training conference were held in 1941, and during the Second World War, although the Association suspended its activities, Girl Scout leaders committed themselves to serve the victims and prisoners of war. After the war, the leaders set about rebuilding the Association and received much public support.
The National Council Convention, held every three years, is the Association's highest consultative and deliberative body which serves as a forum for guidelines, policies and directions. It is represented by the 37 members of the Central Board, Charter/Life members, Council Presidents and delegates elected from each Council as their duly designated representatives as may be prescribed by the Central Board. The Central Board is the highest policy-making body that meets semi-annually. The National Officers and Chairpersons of Standing Committees make up the Executive Committee which is responsible for governing the affairs of the organisation together with the professional staff.