Antigua and Barbuda
The Girl Guides Association of Antigua and Barbuda
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 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 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
In 1931 the first two Guide companies in Antigua were registered with The Guide Association (UK), a step that was rapidly followed by an expansion in the number of units. The Tweenie section was the last to be formed in the 1980s to satisfy the needs of the 3-6 years age group.
Two visits from the World Chief Guide, and contact with trainers from The Guide Association (UK) in the following years helped to boost the development of the Movement. In 1969 the first trainer from the islands officially qualified and this led to the development of residential trainings for Guide leaders.
In 1983 The Guide Association (UK) approved a deed of transfer making the Girl Guides Association of Antigua and Barbuda self-governing in all areas of work.
In 1998, a new era began, as the second Chief Commissioner since Associate Membership was installed. A new phase began in 2002 as the Association achieved Full Membership.