AGC Membership No. 12
Guernsey Registered Charity number CH244 *
*The Guernsey Registry is responsible for administration of the registers of charities and non-profit organisations. The number indicated above was originally issued to the charity, but this is not an indication that registration is up to date. Please see www.guernseyregistry.com/charities for a current list of registered organisations
Description Aims and Objectives
The Guide Association (originally known as The Girl Guides), was established in 1910, and millions of girls, encouraged by General Robert Baden-Powell and his wife Olave, quickly joined in the founders game of Guiding as it spread around the world.
The aim of Guiding is to help girls and young women to develop emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually so that they can make a positive contribution to their community and the wider world.
Organisation and Management
As structured by the Guide Association, i.e. Rainbow Guides (5 - 7 years), Brownie Guides (7 - 10 years), Guides (10 - 14 years), Ranger Guides (14 - 25 years), Young Leaders (15 - 18 years), Leaders (18 years and over).
The Guide Programme is based on activities derived from the five principles of Guiding, which are related to each section, with interpretation appropriate to age and development. These are:
1. Guides work together in groups.
2. Guides are encouraged to govern themselves and make their own decisions.
3. Guides have a balanced and varied programme.
4. Guides care for the individual.
5. Guides share a commitment to a common standard.
Finance is mainly self-supporting (with a small States grant). Funds raised from the public are spent in Guernsey.