Girl Guides Association of Cambodia
Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting introduced: 1996
Number of Girl Guides/Girl Scouts: 4551 (31/12/2012)
Status: Full Member
Admits boys: No
#wh96, St 6 Sangkat Tuol Sang Ke
Khan Russey Keo
Telephone: 00 85523426267
Fax: 00 8552342 62 67
On my honour, I promise to do my best:
To do my duty to my country, my religion and my King;
To help other people at all times;
and obey the Girl Guide Law.
On my honour, I promise to love my country, my religion and my King,
To do good turn every day
And to obey the Girl Guide Law
A Girl Guide's honour is to be trusted.
A Girl Guide is loyal.
A Girl Guide is helpful and useful to others.
A Girl Guide is a friend to all and a sister to every Girl Guide.
A Girl Guide thinks of others before herself.
A Girl Guide protects the environment.
A Girl Guide is self-disciplined.
A Girl Guide smiles under all difficulties.
A Girl Guide uses everything properly and avoids being wasteful.
A Girl Guide is clean in what she thinks, says and does.
A Dragonfly never lies
A Dragonfly is sincere
A Dragonfly respects herself and others
A Dragonfly is always happy
A Dragonfly is always ready
Dragonfly (Kantumruy) 7 -10 years
Guide ( Wadanak ) 11 -14
Ranger ( Kayarith ) 15 -18
Development of the movement:
Girl Guiding was introduced to Cambodia before 1953, during the French Protectorate, but was banned during the Independence, Khymer Republic and Vietnamese Occupation. After the Paris Peace Agreement in 1991, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, through former Guides from Europe and the Asia Pacific Region, proposed to revive the Movement. In 1996, Mrs. Leang Meng Ho, the Director of the Cambodian Institute of Human Rights (and a former Cambodian Girl Guide of France) took the lead and re-initiated the Movement with a group of 16 university students. With the assistance of a French volunteer, the Development Executive for the Asia Pacific Region and trainers from the Philippines and Thailand, these founders were able to gain skills in leadership and management of troops. In 1998 the first National Executive Committee was formed, with the responsibility to maintain the Fundamental Principles of the Girl Guiding Movement, furthering the advancement of Guiding in the country and running the Association according to its Constitution.
In 1999, Her Majesty Queen Norodom Monineat Sihanouk of Cambodia became Patron of the GGAC.
Since 1991, GGAC members have participated in international camps and trainings and attended the Asia Pacific Regional and the 31st World Conference in Manila where they became Associate Members of WAGGGS.
The programme of the GGAC is developed under eight topics:
1. Health and Fitness: developing a strong body and sound mind
2. Creativity: providing girls and young women with the opportunity to be creative and to use their skills
3. The environment: appreciation and understanding of nature
4. Family and team spirit
5. Out- of-doors activities
7. Culture and Heritage: appreciating the country's customs and traditions and helping to preserve them.
8. Economic Self-sufficiency: to provide opportunities to make and sell crafts, budgeting and saving
Relationship to society:
Communication and Cooperation
The Association publishes a thorough newsletter, available to the general public, and uses national radio and television, World Thinking Day and Promise Ceremony celebrations to promote itself. GGAC participates in the celebration of Women and Children Day and networks with other organizations related to environment protection, reproductive health, child trafficking and drugs, youth and peace, and domestic violence. It is a member of CEDAW.
Leadership training is a priority for the Association. Training sessions for trainers were initially conducted by the Development Executive for the Asia Pacific Region; however GGAC now has a Training Commissioner who is responsible for managing a training team.
As well as a five-day training course, leaders meet every last Sunday of each month for a ‘refresher course’ based on unit monitoring data analysis. Training and Programme co-ordinators attend international training sessions in Taiwan and the Philippines.
- 239 Leader Handbook and Game Book
- Cambodia Signs Memorandum of Understanding With Government Cooperation
- Thinking Day Celebration
- Cambodia HIV and AIDS Project
- Cambodia Runs Camp Craft Training
- 195 Communication Networks
- 194 Recruitment and Retainment of Girls And Leaders
- Drug Abuse and Human Trafficking Session
- HIV/AIDS Prevention project in orphanages
- Peace and Good Citizenship Building
- Human Rights Through Guiding