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World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts

World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS)

Association Mondiale des Guides et Eclaireuses (AMGE)

(194 member associations in 146 countries, 10 million members, founded 1928)

WAGGGS (AMGE in French) is the Girl Guide/Girl Scout counterpart to WOSM (Baden-Powell founded both world Boy Scouting and world Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting). Based in London, England, WAGGGS represents both girl-only programs that are not a part of WOSM, and they also represent the female membership in the 63 national Scout associations and umbrella federations that choose to belong to both WOSM and WAGGGS. That means that males and females in the same coed programs could be represented by separate international organizations. In addition, WAGGGS counts about 11 000 boys and young men among its roughly 10 million members, despite its stated goal of being an organization focused on meeting "the needs of girls and young women".

WAGGGS' five largest associations represent 62% of their total world membership (US, India, Philippines, UK, Bangladesh)!

WOSM and WAGGGS are not affiliated in any way, but they cooperate on matters of mutual interest. Despite friction resulting from the trend toward coed Scouting, WOSM and WAGGGS have held meetings to discuss the (unlikely) possibility of a merger.

Member Associations listed alphbetically by country:


  1. Albania—Girl Scouts of Albania, 2016
  2. Antigua and Barbuda—Girl Guides Association of Antigua and Barbuda, 1931
  3. Argentina—Asociación Guías Argentinas, 1915
  4. Armenia—National Union of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts of Armenia/NUGGGS, 1996
  5. Australia—Girl Guides Australia, 1911
  6. Austria—Pfadfinder und Pfadfinderinnen Österreichs/PPO (WOSM+WAGGGS), 1924
  7. Azerbaijan—Azerbaycan Skautlar Assosiasiyasi (WOSM+WAGGGS), 1997
  8. The Bahamas—The Bahamas Girl Guides Association, 1915
  9. Bahrain—The Girl Guides Association of Bahrain, 1970
  10. Bangladesh—Bangladesh Girl Guides Association, 1928
  11. Barbados—The Girl Guide Association of Barbados, 1918
  12. Belarus—Association of Belarussian Guides/ABG, 1926 / 1991
  13. Belgium—Federatie voor Open Scoutisme/FOS Open Scouting (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association)
  14. Belgium—De Gidsen- en Scoutsbeweging in België (Flemish)/Le Guidisme et Scoutisme en Belgique (French)/GSB (WOSM+WAGGGS umbrella federation), 1915
  15. Belgium—Guides Catholiques de Belgique ("Les Guides")/GCB (WAGGGS sub-association)
  16. Belgium—Scouts en Gidsen Vlaanderen/SGV (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association)
  17. Belgium—Scouts et Guides Pluralistes de Belgique/SGP (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association)
  18. Belize—Girl Guides Association of Belize, 1937
  19. Benin—Association des Guides du Bénin, 1954
  20. Bolivia—Asociación de Guías Scouts de Bolivia, 1915
  21. Botswana—Botswana Girl Guides Association, 1924
  22. Brazil—Federação de Bandeirantes do Brasil [Federation of Girl Guides of Brazil], 1919
  23. Brunei—Persatuan Pandu Puteri Brunei Darussalam [Girl Guides Association of Brunei Darussalam], 1951
  24. Burkina Faso—Association des Guides du Burkina Faso, 1955
  25. Burundi—Association des Guides du Burundi, 1954
  26. Cambodia—Girl Guides Association of Cambodia, 1996
  27. Cameroon—Association des Guides du Cameroun, 1943
  28. Canada—Girl Guides of Canada/Guides du Canada, 1910
  29. Central African Republic—Association Nationale des Guides de Centrafrique, 1952
  30. Chad—Association des Guides du Tchad, 1957
  31. Chile—Asociación de Guías y Scouts de Chile (WOSM+WAGGGS), 1913
  32. China / Hong Kong—Hong Kong Girl Guides Association, 1916
  33. Colombia—Asociación de Guías Scouts de Colombia, 1936
  34. Congo (Democratic Republic; formerly Zaire)—Guides de la République Démocratique du Congo, 1928 / 2008
  35. Congo (Republic, Congo-Brazzaville)—Association des Scouts et Guides du Congo, 1927
  36. Costa Rica—Asociación de Guías y Scouts de Costa Rica (WOSM+WAGGGS), 1922
  37. Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)—Les Eclaireuses Laïques de Côte d'Ivoire/EEDCI (sub-association)
  38. Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)—Eclaireuses Unionistes de Côte d'Ivoire/EUCI (sub-association)
  39. Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)—Fédération Ivoirienne du Scoutisme Féminin/FISF (umbrella federation), 1937
  40. Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)—Guides Catholiques de Côte d'Ivoire/AGCCI (sub-association)
  41. Cyprus—Girl Guides Association of Cyprus/GGCA, 1912
  42. Czech Republic—Junák-Svaz Skautu a Skautek [Association of Scouts and Guides] (WOSM+WAGGGS), 1915
  43. Denmark—Danske Baptisters Spejderkorps/DBS (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association)
  44. Denmark—Det Danske Spejderkorps/DDS (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association)
  45. Denmark—De Grönne Pigespejdere/GGG (WAGGGS sub-association)
  46. Denmark—Pigespejdernes Fællesråd Danmark/PFD (WAGGGS umbrella federation), 1910
  47. Denmark / Greenland—Kalaallit Nunaanni Spejderit Kattufiat/Grønlands Spejderkorps/KNSKGS (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association/Greenland)
  48. Dominica—The Girl Guides Association of Dominica, 1930
  49. Dominican Republic—Asociación de Guías Scouts Dominicanas, 1961
  50. Ecuador—Asociación Nacional de Guías Scouts del Ecuador, 1919
  51. Egypt—Egyptian Federation for Scouts and Girl Guides, 1929
  52. El Salvador—Asociación de Muchachas Guías Scouts de El Salvador/AMGSES, 1944
  53. Estonia—Eesti Gaidide Liit [Estonian Girl Guide Association]/EGL, 1919
  54. Eswatini (formerly Swaziland)—The Swaziland Girl Guides Association, 1924
  55. Fiji—Fiji Girl Guides Association, 1924
  56. Finland—Suomen Partiolaiset—Finlands Scouter ry/SP-FS (WOSM+WAGGGS), 1910
  57. France—Les Eclaireuses et Eclaireurs de France/EEDF (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association)
  58. France—Les Eclaireuses et Eclaireurs Israélites de France/EEIF (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association)
  59. France—Eclaireuses et Eclaireurs Unionistes de France/EEUF (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association)
  60. France—Fédération du Scoutisme Français/FSF (WOSM+WAGGGS umbrella federation), 1921
  61. France—Les Scouts et Guides de France/SGdF (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association)
  62. France—Scouts Musulmans de France/SMF (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association)
  63. The Gambia—The Gambia Girl Guides Association, 1923
  64. Georgia—Sakartvelos Gogona Skautebis Asociacia/DIA, 1992
  65. Germany—Bund der Pfadfinderinnen und Pfadfinder/BdP (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association)
  66. Germany—Pfadfinderinnenschaft Sankt Georg/PSG (WAGGGS sub-association)
  67. Germany—Ring Deutscher Pfadfinderinnenverbände/RDP (WAGGGS umbrella federation), 1950
  68. Germany—Verband Christlicher Pfadfinderinnen und Pfadfinder/VCP (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association)
  69. Ghana—Ghana Girl Guides Association, 1921
  70. Greece—Soma Hellinikou Odigismou/SHO, 1932
  71. Grenada—The Girl Guides Association of Grenada, 1925
  72. Guatemala—Asociación Nacional de Muchachas Guías de Guatemala, 1934
  73. Guinea—Association Nationale des Guides de Guinée, 1986
  74. Guyana—Guyana Girl Guides Association, 1922
  75. Haiti—Association Nationale des Guides d'Haïti, 1942
  76. Honduras—Asociación Nacional de Muchachas Guías de Honduras, 1953
  77. Hungary—Magyar Cserkészleány Szövetség/MCSLSZ, 1919
  78. Iceland—Bandalag Islenskra Skáta/BIS (WOSM+WAGGGS), 1922
  79. India—The Bharat Scouts and Guides (WOSM+WAGGGS), 1911
  80. Ireland—Catholic Guides of Ireland/CGI (sub-association)
  81. Ireland—Comhairle Bantreoraithe na hEireann [The Council of Irish Guiding Associations]/CIGA (umbrella federation), 1911
  82. Ireland—The Irish Girl Guides/IGG (sub-association)
  83. Israel—Arab School Scout Association (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association)
  84. Israel—Druze Scouts Association (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association)
  85. Israel—Hebrew Scout Association (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association)
  86. Israel—Hitachdut Hatsofim Ve Hatsofot Be Israel [Israel Boy and Girl Scouts Federation] (WOSM+WAGGGS umbrella federation), 1919
  87. Israel—Israeli Arab Scouts Association (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association)
  88. Israel—Israel Catholic Scouts Association (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association)
  89. Israel—Orthodox Scout Association (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association)
  90. Italy—Associazione Guide e Scout Cattolici Italiani/AGESCI (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association)
  91. Italy—Corpo Nazionale Giovani Esploratori ed Esploratrici Italiani/CNGEI (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association)
  92. Italy—Federazione Italiana dello Scautismo/FIS (WOSM+WAGGGS umbrella federation), 1912
  93. Jamaica—The Girl Guides Association of Jamaica, 1915
  94. Japan—Girl Scouts of Japan, 1919
  95. Jordan—Jordanian Association for Boy Scouts and Girl Guides (WOSM+WAGGGS), 1938
  96. Kenya—Kenya Girl Guides Association, 1920
  97. Kiribati—The Girl Guides Association of Kiribati, 1926
  98. Korea, South—Girl Scouts - Korea, 1946
  99. Kuwait—Kuwait Girl Guides Association, 1957
  100. Latvia—Latvijas Skautu un Gaidu Centrala Organizacija/LSGCO (WOSM+WAGGGS), 1921
  101. Lebanon—Association des Eclaireuses du Liban (sub-association), 1957
  102. Lebanon—Association des Eclaireuses Eljarrah (sub-association)
  103. Lebanon—Association des Guides du Liban (sub-association), 1937
  104. Lebanon—Association des Guides Musulmanes du Liban (sub-association)
  105. Lebanon—Eclaireuses du Scoutisme Nationale Orthodoxe (sub-association)
  106. Lebanon—Lebanese Girl Scouts' Association (umbrella federation), 1937
  107. Lesotho—Lesotho Girl Guides Association, 1925
  108. Liberia—Liberian Girl Guides Association, 1920
  109. Libya—Public Scout and Girl Guide Movement (WOSM+WAGGGS), 1958
  110. Liechtenstein—Pfadfinder und Pfadfinderinnen Liechtensteins/PPL (WOSM+WAGGGS), 1932
  111. Lithuania—Lietuvos Skaucia Seserija/LSS, 1926
  112. Luxembourg—Letzebürger Guiden a Scouten/LGS (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association), 1915
  113. Madagascar—Fanilon'I Madagasikara/Guides de Madagascar (WAGGGS sub-association)
  114. Madagascar—Kiadin'i Madagasikara (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association)
  115. Madagascar—Skotisma Zazavavy eto Madagasikara/Fédération du Scoutisme Féminin de Madagascar (WAGGGS umbrella federation), 1941
  116. Malawi—The Malawi Girl Guides Association/MAGGA, 1924
  117. Malaysia—Persatuan Pandu Puteri, Malaysia, 1916
  118. Maldives—Maldives Girl Guide Association, 1962
  119. Malta—Malta Girl Guides Association/MGGA, 1918
  120. Mauritania—Association des Scouts et Guides de Mauritanie (WOSM+WAGGGS), 1986
  121. Mauritius—The Mauritius Girl Guides Association, 1926
  122. Mexico—Guías de México, AC, 1930
  123. Monaco—Association des Guides et Scouts de Monaco/AGSM (WOSM+WAGGGS), 1929
  124. Mongolia—Girl Scout Association of Mongolia, 1996
  125. Myanmar—Myanmar Girl Guides/MMGG, 1962
  126. Namibia—The Girl Guides Association of Namibia, 1923
  127. Nepal—Nepal Scouts (WOSM+WAGGGS), 1952
  128. Netherlands—Scouting Nederland/SN (WOSM+WAGGGS), 1911
  129. Netherlands Antilles—Asosiashon di Guia PNA [Curaçao], 1930
  130. Netherlands / Aruba—Het Arubaanse Padvindsters Gilde, 1941
  131. New Zealand—GirlGuiding New Zealand, 1908
  132. New Zealand / Cook Islands—Girl Guides Cook Islands Association, 1928
  133. Nicaragua—Federación Nacional de Muchachas Guías de Nicaragua, 1940
  134. Niger—Mouvement des Guides et Eclaireuses du Niger, 2014
  135. Nigeria—The Nigerian Girl Guides Association, 1919
  136. Norway—Norges KFUK-KFUM-speidere (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association)
  137. Norway—Norges Speiderforbund/NSF (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association)
  138. Norway—Speidernes Fellesorganisasjon/SF (WOSM+WAGGGS umbrella federation), 1912 [Fellesrâdet for Speiderpiker i Norge (the Joint Committee of Girl Guides in Norway)—listed by WAGGGS as umbrella representative to WAGGGS for all Norwegian girls in KFUK & NSF]
  139. Oman—The National Organisation for Scouts and Guides (WOSM+WAGGGS), 1972
  140. Pakistan—Pakistan Girl Guides Association, 1911
  141. Palestine—Girl Guides of Palestine, 1970
  142. Panama—Asociación de Muchachas Guías de Panamá, 1951
  143. Papua New Guinea—Girl Guide Association of Papua New Guinea, 1927
  144. Paraguay—Asociación Guías Scouts del Paraguay, 1923
  145. Peru—Asociación Nacional de Guías Scouts del Perú, 1945
  146. Philippines—Girl Scouts of the Philippines/GSP, 1918
  147. Poland—Zwiazek Harcerstwa Polskiego/ZHP (WOSM+WAGGGS), 1910
  148. Portugal—Associação Guias de Portugal/AGP, 1920's
  149. Qatar—The Scout and Guide Association of Qatar (WOSM+WAGGGS), 1995
  150. Romania—Asociatia Ghidelor si Ghizilor Din Romania/AGGR, 1928
  151. Russia—Rossiskaya Assotsiatsia Devochek-Skautov/RADS, 1993
  152. Rwanda—Association des Guides du Rwanda, 1962
  153. Saint Kitts and Nevis—The Girl Guides Association of Saint Christopher and Nevis, 1931
  154. Saint Lucia—Girl Guides Association of Saint Lucia, 1925
  155. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines—Girl Guides Association of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 1914
  156. San Marino—Associazione Guide e Esploratori Cattolici Sanmarinesi/AGECS (WOSM+WAGGGS), 1974
  157. Senegal—Association des Scouts et Guides du Sénégal, 1953
  158. Sierra Leone—The Sierra Leone Girl Guides Association, 1924
  159. Singapore—Girl Guides Singapore/GGS, 1917
  160. Slovakia—Slovenský Skauting/SLSK (WOSM+WAGGGS), 1919
  161. Slovenia—The Slovene Catholic Girl Guides and Boy Scouts Association ("Skavti")/ZSKSS, 1922
  162. Solomon Islands—Girl Guides Association of the Solomon Islands, 1949
  163. South Africa—Girl Guides South Africa, 1910
  164. South Sudan—South Sudan Girl Guides Association, 2014
  165. Spain—Comité de Enlace del Guidismo en España/Comité d'Enllaç del Guiatge a Espanya/CEGE (WAGGGS umbrella federation), 1929
  166. Spain—Escoltes Catalans/EC (WAGGGS sub-association of FCEG)
  167. Spain—Federació Catalana d'Escoltisme i Guiatge/FCEG (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association)
  168. Spain—Federación Española de Guidismo/FEG (WAGGGS umbrella sub-federation, includes six regional sub-associations)
  169. Spain—Minyons Escoltes i Guies Sant Jordi de Catalunya/MEiGSJC (WAGGGS sub-association of FCEG)
  170. Sri Lanka—The Sri Lanka Girl Guides Association, 1917
  171. Sudan—The Sudan Girl Guides Association, 1928
  172. Suriname—Gidsen Suriname (sub-association)
  173. Suriname—Surinaamse Padvindsters Gilde (sub-association)
  174. Suriname—Surinaamse Padvindsters Raad (umbrella federation), 1947
  175. Sweden—Scouterna - the Guides and Scouts of Sweden (WOSM+WAGGGS federation), 1910
  176. Switzerland—Pfadibewegung Schweiz [German]/Mouvement Scout de Suisse [French]/Movimento Scaut Svizzero [Italian] (WOSM+WAGGGS), 1913
  177. Syria—Scouts of Syria (WOSM+WAGGGS), 2008
  178. Taiwan (Republic of China)—Girl Scouts of Taiwan, 1919
  179. Tanzania—Tanzania Girl Guides Association/TGGA, 1928
  180. Thailand—Girl Guides (Girl Scouts) Association of Thailand, 1957
  181. Togo—Association des Guides du Togo, 1942
  182. Tonga—The Girl Guides Association of the Kingdom of Tonga, 1952
  183. Trinidad and Tobago—Girl Guides Association of Trinidad and Tobago, 1914
  184. Tunisia—Scouts Tunisiens (WOSM+WAGGGS), 1934
  185. Turkey—Türkiye Izcilik Federasyonu/TIF (WOSM+WAGGGS), 1923
  186. Uganda—Uganda Girl Guides Association, 1914
  187. Ukraine—Association of Ukrainian Guides/AGU, 1993
  188. United Arab Emirates—Girl Guides Association of the United Arab Emirates, 1973
  189. United Kingdom—Girlguiding UK, 1910
  190. United States—Girl Scouts of the USA, 1912
  191. Venezuela—Asociación de Guías Scouts de Venezuela, 1958
  192. Yemen—Yemen Scouts and Guides Association (WOSM+WAGGGS), 1962
  193. Zambia—Girl Guides Association of Zambia, 1924
  194. Zimbabwe—Girl Guides Association of Zimbabwe, 1912
See our 'All Scout Countries' pages for more details on each organization listed above.
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