Girl Scouts of Taiwan
Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting introduced: 1919
Number of Girl Guides/Girl Scouts: 20264 (01/01/2006)
Status: Full Member
Admits boys: No
No. 28, Lane 23, Jianguo N. Rd.,
Pyng Woo de jen Cheing Woo Yuann duey Shang Tsang her Woo de Gwo jia Jinn Woo de been fenn Woo Yuann Swei Shyr bang juh ta ren Woo Yuann tzuen Shoou Neu torng jiun Guei liuh.
Girl Scout Promise
On my honour, I promise that I will do my best:
To do my duty to God and my country,
To help other people at all times,
To obey the Girl Scout Law.
Brownie Scout Promise
I promise to do my best:
To do my duty to God and my country,
To help other people every day, especially those at home.
Neu torng jiun Guei liuh
1 Neu torng jiun de rong Yuh Shyh Show ren Shinn Lay de.
2 Neu torng jiun Shyh jong Shin de.
3 Neu torng jiun Shyh juh ren de.
4 Neu torng jiun Shyh Yi Chieh ren de Perng Yeou Shyh Meei Wey Neu torn jiun de tzyy Mey.
5 Neu torng jiun Shyh Chian Gong de.
6 Neu torng jiun Shyh Ay huh dong Wuhn de.
7 Neu torng jiun Shyh fwu tsorng de.
8 Neu torng jiun Shyh Kuay leh de.
9 Neu torng jiun Shyh Chyn jean de.
10 Neu torng jiun de Sy Sheang Yan Yeu jui Shyng dong Shyh dong Shyh Chwen jye de.
Girl Scout Law
1 A Girl Scout’s honour is to be trusted.
2 A Girl Scout is loyal.
3 A Girl Scout’s duty is to be useful and helpful to others.
4 A Girl Scout is a friend to all and a sister to every other Girl Scout.
5 A Girl Scout is courteous.
6 A Girl Scout is a friend to animals.
7 A Girl Scout obeys orders.
8 A Girl Scout smiles and sings under all difficulties.
9 A Girl Scout is thrifty.
10 A Girl Scout is pure in thought, in word and in deed
Brownie Scout Law
A Brownie gives in to the older folk.
A Brownie does not give in to herself.
ryh Shyng Yi Shann
ren Sheng Yii Fwu Wuh Wei Muh dih
Girl Scout Motto
Do a good turn daily
The greatest aim in life is to serve.
Brownie Scout Motto
Lend a Hand
Huey-Chi Scout 23+
Senior Girl Scout 17-21
Ranger Girl Scout 15-17
Girl Scout 11-15
Brownie Scout 7-11
Development of the movement:
The first Girl Scout troop was organized in Shanghai, China in 1919. At that time it was known as the Boy Scouts of China. The Scout badge was worn by both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts with no independent section for Girl Scouts. During the war years, 1939 to 1945, the Girl Scouts performed outstanding service, helping in hospitals and schools.
When the political situation changed, the Association was moved from mainland China to Taiwan with the Government. It was felt that there was a need to organize a single organization for Girl Scouts. The Chinese Girl Scouts Planning and Training Committee was set up in 1952, and the Girl Scouts Association was formally established on 1 June 1958. The date of 1 June was declared ‘Chinese Girl Scouts’ Day’. Today, the Girl Scouts in Taiwan enjoy the support and encouragement of the Government.
The programme is based on the fundamental principle and aims of Girl Guiding/Scouting of WAGGGS. It also focuses on the Chinese five educational themes – moral, physical, intellectual, group and beauty – and self-training for development both physically and mentally to achieve full potential and become responsible citizens in the future. The programme handbook is amended and reviewed to keep it up to date.
Relationship to society:
Girls take part in community service projects and co-operate with the Scout Association, women’s and charity organizations, in projects on woman-child safety, summer camps, anti-drug abuse, health and environment conservation. As well as organizing mother scout troop, the Association aims to recruit female members who are interested in service to Girl Scouts.
In 2001, the Public Relation Committee was set up to promote the Movement and keep the public informed of Girl Scout activities.
The Association is now running a national fundraising scheme to meet the cost of building a new Girl Scouts Activities Centre, with a target of NT$50million (US$143 million) to be collected by 2002. The new building will be opened in June 2002.
Communication and Co-operation
The Association’s periodical newsletter is circulated to all local troops and leaders.
In co-operation with the WAGGGS initiative, Building World Citizenship, the Association choose Peace as a work area for 1997-2003 aimed at creating practical peace activities, and strengthening mutual respect and understanding through the world. The Association is also involved with other Asia Pacific Round Robin cluster member countries, Japan, Korea, Mongolia and the Philippines. A joint event, carried out through exchange programmes, focuses on international education and leaders’ training. The Association hosted the 1st Asia Pacific International Leadership Training in Taiwan in 2000.
Training for Girl Scouts and Adult Leaders are regularly conducted every year at all levels – basic, intermediate, camping and advanced – by the district and national organizations. Trainers’ training especially is a priority for the Association. The training committee is responsible for plans, reviews training programme material, organizes training courses and supervises the district training sessions.
In addition, the Association conducts on-the-job training sessions and leadership trainings for leaders and trainers and workshops on special courses such as finance, adventure projects, women’s issues, etc.
Outdoor and Environmental Activities
Camp and outdoors are the most popular activities in Taiwan. Provincial and district camps are often held for all age groups, and some special programmes such as proficiency badge tests, fire fighting, handicrafts, bird watching and environmental conservation, etc, are included to develop awareness and knowledge of the outdoors. Every summer, international gatherings, cultural exchanges, visits and events are attended whenever possible.
- Taiwan Runs Adolescent Hiv and Aids Curriculum
- Update on Workshop and Camp Run By Taiwan
- Seminar on Development of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting In the 21st Century
- Thinking Day Celebration
- Taiwan Holds Adolescent Hiv and Aids Curriculums
- Juvenile Leadership Camp Held
- Taiwan Holds Exploration Camp
- Exploration Camp
- Taiwan runs adolescent Hiv/Aids Curriculum Event
- Aids Badge Curriculum