Asociación Nacional De Guías Scouts Del Perú
Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting introduced: 1916
Number of Girl Guides/Girl Scouts: 5500 (01/01/2006)
Status: Full Member
Admits boys: Yes
Calle Zaragoza 131
La Castellana, Surco
Promesa de la Guía
Prometo por mi honor, hacer todo lo posible para,
Cumplir mis deberes para con Dios y mi Patria,
Ayudar a mis semejantes en todo momento y
Obedecer la Ley Guía.
I promise on my honour, to do everything possible:
To fulfil my duties to God and my country,
To help other people at all times, and
To obey the Guide Law.
Promesa de la Alita
Prometo hacer todo lo posible por Cumplir mis deberes para con Dios y mi Patria,
Ayudar a otras personas, especialmente a los de mi casa.
I promise to do everything possible to do my duty to God and my country;
to help other people especially those at home.
Ley de la Guía
1 Una Guía es responsable y digna de confianza.
2 Una Guía es leal.
3 Una Guía es útil.
4 Una Guía es amiga de todos y hermana de toda Guía.
5 Una Guía es cortés.
6 Una Guía protege a los animales y plantas y ve en la naturaleza la obra de Dios.
7 Una Guía es obediente.
8 Una Guía tiene valor y afronta con optimismo las dificultades.
9 Una Guía hace buen uso de su tiempo, es económica, cuida sus pertenencias y respeta las ajenas.
10 Una Guía es pura de pensamiento, palabra y obra.
Guide Law (English)
1 A Guide is responsible and is to be trusted.
2 A Guide is loyal.
3 A Guide is useful.
4 A Guide is a friend to all and a sister to all other Guides.
5 A Guide is courteous.
6 A Guide protects animals and plants and sees in nature the work of God.
7 A Guide is obedient.
8 A Guide is courageous and faces difficulties with optimism.
9 A Guide makes good use of her time and is thrifty; she takes care of her belongings and respects those of others.
10 A Guide is pure in thought, word and deed.
Ley de la Alita
Una Alita es siempre activa, canta y sonríe ante las dificultades.
Una Alita piensa primero en los demás.
A Little Wing is always alert, she sings and smiles under difficulties.
A Little Wing thinks first of others.
Lema de la Guía - Estar preparadas - Be Prepared
Lema de la Alita - Estar preparada - Be Prepared
Guía de Servicio Service Guide 18-25
Guía Mayor Ranger 13-18
Guía Intermedia Guide 10-13
Alita Fairy 7-10
Development of the movement:
Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting has existed in Peru since 1916, but it was not until 1945 that the National Association was set up under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Education. With the help of the WAGGGS Travelling Commissioner for the Western Hemisphere, activities were reorganized in 1953 and an autonomous Association was formed which was officially recognized by the Ministry of Education and chartered by Congress.
Members of all four age groups have been instrumental in the planning of programmes in accordance with their needs and wishes. The various activities promote the growth of the girl in the following areas: body, creativity, character, affectivity, sociability, and spiritual dimension, so that she can make a positive contribution to her local community, and to the world.
Relationship to society:
The Asociación Nacional de Guías Scouts del Perú trains specialized teams to serve in national emergencies. The Association has an agreement of co-operation with the Government’s Civil Defence Department which has led to this active participation in preparation for national disasters.
Other service teams are formed in the areas of health, nutrition, vaccination and recreation in poor areas. The Association has carried out programmes on nutrition, literacy, bio-gardens and local crafts in marginal areas. It also runs a child health project in nutrition and co-operates actively with CEDRO, the youth drug prevention institute and with Ponle Corazón, a fundraising committee to help pay expenses for under-privileged children with cancer.
The Association continues working with their programme for undernourished infants and a mother’s club which offers classes on nutrition and craftwork. This exists on an almost self-sufficient basis.
Communication and Co-operation
The Peruvian Association arranges programmes with other Member Organizations, welcomes Girl Guides/Girl Scouts from abroad and attends WAGGGS events, hosting a Western Hemisphere Training and meeting of the Western Hemisphere Committee in 2000.
The Asociación Nacional de Guías Scouts del Perú informs the general public about its activities through occasional television and radio interviews, and disseminates general information on special projects through the press.
The Association has actively worked during 2001 with all celebrations and programmes organised by the UN International Year of the Volunteer and is now an active member of CENAVOL – Centre Nacional de Voluntarios, an organization formed by all the volunteer organizations that worked together during 2001. The Association is regularly represented at UN meetings in the country organised by the United National Development Fund and other UN agencies, such as UNICEF with their ‘2x1’ and ‘Contra Drogas’ projects. Since the United Nations’ Decade for Women (1976-1985), the Association has participated in all related activities organised at a national level. It has also carried out a training in leadership for women in coordination with the Commission for Women. The Association also participates in different activities organised by local youth organizations.
The Association has a team of local and national instructors which organise nationwide training courses at all levels including institutional organization.
Outdoor and Environmental Activities
From 1987 to 1990 the Association focused on a tree-planting project and this still continues in certain areas (Plant a tree, extend your life). The Association also has bio-garden projects and campaigns to improve the atmosphere, fight noise, eliminate rubbish heaps and conserve natural resources in certain Guiding communities.