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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)

(192 member associations in 142 countries plus 5 territories, 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 76% of their total world membership (US, Philippines, India, UK, Canada)!

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. Antigua and Barbuda—Girl Guides Association of Antigua and Barbuda, 1931
  2. Argentina—Asociación Guías Argentinas, 1915
  3. Armenia—National Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts of Armenia/ASTGIK, 1996
  4. Australia—Girl Guides Australia, 1911
  5. Austria—Pfadfinder und Pfadfinderinnen Österreichs/PPO (WOSM+WAGGGS), 1914
  6. The Bahamas—The Bahamas Girl Guides Association, 1915
  7. Bahrain—The Girl Guides Association of Bahrain, 1970
  8. Bangladesh—Bangladesh Girl Guides Association, 1928
  9. Barbados—The Girl Guide Association of Barbados, Inc., 1918
  10. Belarus—The Association of Belarussian Guides/ABG, 1926 / 1991
  11. Belgium—Federatie voor Open Scoutisme/FOS Open Scouting (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association)
  12. Belgium—De Gidsen- en Scoutsbeweging in België (Flemish)/Le Guidisme et Scoutisme en Belgique (French)/GSB (WOSM+WAGGGS umbrella federation), 1915
  13. Belgium—Guides Catholiques de Belgique/GCB (WAGGGS sub-association)
  14. Belgium—Scouts en Gidsen Vlaanderen/SGV (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association)
  15. Belgium—Scouts et Guides Pluralistes de Belgique/SGP (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association)
  16. Belize—The Girl Guides Association of Belize, 1937
  17. Benin—Scoutisme Béninois (Guides du Bénin), 1954
  18. Bolivia—Asociación de Guías Scouts de Bolivia, 1915
  19. Botswana—Botswana Girl Guides Association, 1924
  20. Brazil—Federação de Bandeirantes do Brasil [Federation of Girl Guides of Brazil], 1919
  21. Brunei—Persatuan Pandu Puteri Brunei Darussalam [Girl Guides Association of Brunei Darussalam], 1951
  22. Burkina Faso—L'Association des Guides du Burkina Faso, 1955
  23. Burundi—Association des Guides du Burundi, 1954
  24. Cambodia—Girl Guides Association of Cambodia, 1996
  25. Cameroon—Association des Guides du Cameroun, 1943
  26. Canada—Girl Guides of Canada/Guides du Canada, 1910
  27. Central African Republic—Association Nationale des Guides de Centrafrique, 1952
  28. Chad—Association des Guides du Tchad, 1957
  29. Chile—Asociación de Guías y Scouts de Chile (WOSM+WAGGGS), 1913
  30. China / Hong Kong—The Hong Kong Girl Guides Association, 1916
  31. Colombia—Asociación de Guías Scouts de Colombia, 1936
  32. Congo (Democratic Republic; formerly Zaire)—Les Guides de la République Démocratique du Congo, 1928 / 2008
  33. Congo (Republic, Congo-Brazzaville)—Association des Scouts et Guides du Congo, 1927
  34. Costa Rica—Asociación de Guías y Scouts de Costa Rica (WOSM+WAGGGS), 1922
  35. Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)—Les Eclaireuses Laïques de Côte d'Ivoire (sub-association)
  36. Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)—Eclaireuses Unionistes de Côte d'Ivoire/EUCI (sub-association)
  37. Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)—Fédération Ivoirienne du Scoutisme Féminin/FISF (umbrella federation), 1937
  38. Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)—Guides Catholiques de Côte d'Ivoire (sub-association)
  39. Cyprus—Girl Guides Association of Cyprus/GGCA, 1912
  40. Czech Republic—Junák-Svaz Skautu a Skautek [Association of Scouts and Guides] (WOSM+WAGGGS), 1915
  41. Denmark—Danske Baptisters Spejderkorps/DBS (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association)
  42. Denmark—Det Danske Spejderkorps/DDS (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association)
  43. Denmark—De Grönne Pigespejdere/GGG (WAGGGS sub-association)
  44. Denmark—Pigespejdernes Fællesråd Danmark/PFD (WAGGGS umbrella federation), 1910
  45. Denmark / Greenland—Kalaallit Nunaanni Spejderit Kattufiat/Grønlands Spejderkorps/KNSKGS (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association/Greenland)
  46. Dominica—The Girl Guides Association of Dominica, 1930
  47. Dominican Republic—Asociación de Guías Scouts Dominicanas, Inc., 1961
  48. Ecuador—Asociación Nacional de Guías Scouts del Ecuador, 1919
  49. Egypt—Gamiet Morshidat Gomhoriet Misr El Arabiah [Egyptian Girl Guides Association], 1913
  50. El Salvador—Asociación de Muchachas Guías Scouts de El Salvador, 1945
  51. Estonia—Eesti Gaidide Liit [Estonian Girl Guide Association]/EGL, 1919
  52. Fiji—Fiji Girl Guides Association, 1924
  53. Finland—Suomen Partiolaiset—Finlands Scouter ry/SP-FS (WOSM+WAGGGS), 1910
  54. France—Les Eclaireuses et Eclaireurs de France/EEDF (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association)
  55. France—Les Eclaireuses et Eclaireurs Israélites de France/EEIF (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association)
  56. France—Eclaireuses et Eclaireurs Unionistes de France/EEUF (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association)
  57. France—Fédération du Scoutisme Français/FSF (WOSM+WAGGGS umbrella federation), 1921
  58. France—Les Scouts et Guides de France/SGdF (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association)
  59. France—Scouts Musulmans de France/SMF (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association)
  60. The Gambia—The Gambia Girl Guides Association, 1923
  61. Georgia—Sakartvelos Gogona Skautebis Asociacia/DIA, 1992
  62. Germany—Bund der Pfadfinderinnen und Pfadfinder/BdP (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association)
  63. Germany—Pfadfinderinnenschaft Sankt Georg/PSG (WAGGGS sub-association)
  64. Germany—Ring Deutscher Pfadfinderinnenverbände/RDP (WAGGGS umbrella federation), 1950
  65. Germany—Verband Christlicher Pfadfinderinnen und Pfadfinder/VCP (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association)
  66. Ghana—The Ghana Girl Guides Association, 1921
  67. Greece—Soma Hellinikou Odigismou/SHO, 1932
  68. Grenada—The Girl Guides Association of Grenada, 1925
  69. Guatemala—Asociación Nacional de Muchachas Guías de Guatemala, 1934
  70. Guinea—Association Nationale des Guides de Guinée, 1990
  71. Guyana—Guyana Girl Guides Association, 1922
  72. Haiti—Association Nationale des Guides d'Haiti, 1942
  73. Honduras—Asociación Nacional de Muchachas Guías de Honduras, 1953
  74. Hungary—Magyar Cserkészleány Szövetség/MCSLSZ, 1919
  75. Iceland—Bandalag Islenskra Skáta/BIS (WOSM+WAGGGS), 1922
  76. India—The Bharat Scouts and Guides (WOSM+WAGGGS), 1911
  77. Ireland—Catholic Guides of Ireland/CGI (sub-association)
  78. Ireland—Comhairle Bantreoraithe na hEireann [The Council of Irish Guiding Associations]/CIGA (umbrella federation), 1911
  79. Ireland—The Irish Girl Guides/IGG (sub-association)
  80. Israel—The Hebrew Boy and Girl Scout Association (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association)
  81. Israel—Hitachdut Hatsofim Ve Hatsofot Be Israel [Israel Boy and Girl Scouts Federation] (WOSM+WAGGGS umbrella federation), 1919
  82. Israel—The Israel Arab Catholic Boy and Girl Scouts (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association)
  83. Israel—The Israel Arab School Boy and Girl Scouts (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association)
  84. Israel—The Israel Druze Boy and Girl Scout Association (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association)
  85. Israel—The Israel Greek Orthodox Boy and Girl Scouts (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association)
  86. Israel—The Israeli Arab Muslim Boy and Girl Scouts (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association)
  87. Israel / Palestinian Territories—Girl Guides of Palestine (working toward WAGGGS membership)
  88. Italy—Associazione Guide e Scout Cattolici Italiani/AGESCI (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association)
  89. Italy—Corpo Nazionale Giovani Esploratori ed Esploratrici Italiani/CNGEI (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association)
  90. Italy—Federazione Italiana dello Scautismo/FIS (WOSM+WAGGGS umbrella federation), 1912
  91. Jamaica—The Girl Guides Association of Jamaica, 1915
  92. Japan—Girl Scouts of Japan, 1919
  93. Jordan—Jordanian Association for Boy Scouts and Girl Guides (WOSM+WAGGGS), 1938
  94. Kenya—Kenya Girl Guides Association, 1920
  95. Kiribati—The Girl Guides Association of Kiribati, 1926
  96. Korea, South—Girl Scouts of Korea, 1946
  97. Kuwait—Kuwait Girl Guides Association, 1957
  98. Latvia—Latvijas Skautu un Gaidu Centrala Organizacija/LSGCO (WOSM+WAGGGS), 1921
  99. Lebanon—Association des Eclaireuses du Liban (sub-association)
  100. Lebanon—Association des Eclaireuses Eljarrah (sub-association)
  101. Lebanon—Association des Guides du Liban (sub-association)
  102. Lebanon—Association des Guides Musulmanes du Liban (sub-association)
  103. Lebanon—Eclaireuses du Scoutisme Nationale Orthodoxe (sub-association)
  104. Lebanon—Fédération Libanaise des Eclaireuses et des Guides (umbrella federation), 1937
  105. Lesotho—Lesotho Girl Guides Association, 1925
  106. Liberia—Liberian Girl Guides Association, 1920
  107. Libya—Public Scout and Girl Guide Movement (WOSM+WAGGGS), 1958
  108. Liechtenstein—Pfadfinder und Pfadfinderinnen Liechtensteins/PPL (WOSM+WAGGGS), 1932
  109. Lithuania—Lietuvos Skaucia Seserija/LSS, 1926
  110. Luxembourg—Letzebürger Guiden a Scouten/LGS (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association)
  111. Madagascar—Fanilon'I Madagasikara/Guides de Madagascar (WAGGGS sub-association)
  112. Madagascar—Kiadin'i Madagasikara (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association)
  113. Madagascar—Mpanazava eto Madagasikara/Eclaireuses Unionistes de Madagascar (WAGGGS sub-association)
  114. Madagascar—Skotisma Zazavavy eto Madagasikara/Fédération du Scoutisme Féminin de Madagascar (WAGGGS umbrella federation), 1941
  115. Malawi—The Malawi Girl Guides Association, 1931
  116. Malaysia—Persatuan Pandu Puteri, Malaysia, 1916
  117. Maldives—Maldives Girl Guide Association, 1962
  118. Malta—The Malta Girl Guides Association/MGGA, 1918
  119. Mauritania—Association des Scouts et Guides de Mauritanie (WOSM+WAGGGS), 1986
  120. Mauritius—The Mauritius Girl Guides Association, 1925
  121. Mexico—Guías de México, AC, 1930
  122. Monaco—Association des Guides et Scouts de Monaco/AGSM (WOSM+WAGGGS), 1929
  123. Mongolia—Girl Scout Association of Mongolia, 2007
  124. Namibia—The Girl Guides Association of Namibia, 1923
  125. Nepal—Nepal Scouts (WOSM+WAGGGS), 1952
  126. Netherlands—Scouting Nederland/SN (WOSM+WAGGGS), 1911
  127. Netherlands Antilles—Asosiashon di Guia PNA [Curaçao], 1930
  128. Netherlands / Aruba—Het Arubaanse Padvindsters Gilde, 1941
  129. New Zealand—GirlGuiding New Zealand, 1908
  130. New Zealand / Cook Islands—The Girl Guides Association Cook Islands, 1928
  131. Nicaragua—Federación Nacional de Muchachas Guías de Nicaragua, 1940
  132. Nigeria—The Nigerian Girl Guides Association, 1919
  133. Norway—Norges KFUK-KFUM-speidere (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association)
  134. Norway—Norges Speiderforbund/NSF (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association)
  135. Norway—Speidernes Fellesorganisasjon/SF (WOSM+WAGGGS umbrella federation), 1912
  136. Oman—The National Organisation for Scouts and Guides (WOSM+WAGGGS), 1972
  137. Pakistan—Pakistan Girl Guides Association, 1911
  138. Panama—Asociación de Muchachas Guías de Panamá, 1950
  139. Papua New Guinea—Girl Guides Association of Papua New Guinea, 1927
  140. Paraguay—Asociación Guías Scouts del Paraguay, 1923
  141. Peru—Asociación Nacional de Guías Scouts del Perú, 1916
  142. Philippines—Girl Scouts of the Philippines/GSP, 1918
  143. Poland—Zwiazek Harcerstwa Polskiego/ZHP (WOSM+WAGGGS), 1910
  144. Portugal—Associação Guias de Portugal/AGP, 1919
  145. Qatar—The Scout and Guide Association of Qatar (WOSM+WAGGGS), 1995
  146. Romania—Asociatia Ghidelor si Ghizilor Din Romania/AGGR, 1928
  147. Russia—Rossiskaya Assotsiatsia Devochek-Skautov/RADS, 1991
  148. Rwanda—Association des Guides du Rwanda, 1962
  149. Saint Kitts and Nevis—The Girl Guides Association of Saint Christopher and Nevis, 1931
  150. Saint Lucia—Girl Guides Association of Saint Lucia, 1925
  151. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines—Girl Guides Association of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 1914
  152. San Marino—Associazione Guide e Esploratori Cattolici Sanmarinesi/AGECS (WOSM+WAGGGS), 1973
  153. Senegal—La Section des Guides de l'Association des Scouts et Guides du Sénégal, 1953
  154. Sierra Leone—The Sierra Leone Girl Guides Association, 1924
  155. Singapore—Girl Guides Singapore, 1917
  156. Slovakia—Slovenský Skauting/SLSK (WOSM+WAGGGS), 1919
  157. Slovenia—The Slovene Catholic Girl Guides and Boy Scouts Association/ZSKSS, 1922
  158. Solomon Islands—Solomon Islands Girl Guides Association, 1949
  159. South Africa—The Girl Guides Association of South Africa, 1910
  160. Spain—Comité de Enlace del Guidismo en España/Comité d'Enllaç del Guiatge a Espanya/CEGE (WAGGGS umbrella federation), 1929
  161. Spain—Escoltes Catalans/EC (WAGGGS sub-association of FCEG)
  162. Spain—Federació Catalana d'Escoltisme i Guiatge/FCEG (WOSM+WAGGGS sub-association)
  163. Spain—Federación Española de Guidismo/FEG (WAGGGS umbrella sub-federation, includes six regional sub-associations)
  164. Spain—Minyons Escoltes i Guies Sant Jordi de Catalunya/MEiGSJC (WAGGGS sub-association of FCEG)
  165. Sri Lanka—The Sri Lanka Girl Guides Association, 1917
  166. Sudan—The Sudan Girl Guides Association, 1928
  167. Suriname—Gidsen Suriname (sub-association)
  168. Suriname—Surinaamse Padvindsters Gilde (sub-association)
  169. Suriname—Surinaamse Padvindsters Raad (umbrella federation), 1947
  170. Swaziland—The Swaziland Girl Guides Association, 1924
  171. Sweden—Scouterna - the Guides and Scouts of Sweden (WOSM+WAGGGS federation), 1910
  172. Switzerland—Pfadibewegung Schweiz [German]/Mouvement Scout de Suisse [French]/Movimento Scaut Svizzero [Italian] (WOSM+WAGGGS), 1913
  173. Syria—Scouts Syriens (Guides Branch)
  174. Taiwan (Republic of China)—Girl Scouts of Taiwan, 1919
  175. Tanzania—The Tanzania Girl Guides Association, 1928
  176. Thailand—The Girl Guides Association of Thailand, 1957
  177. Togo—Association des Guides du Togo, 1942
  178. Tonga—The Girl Guides Association of the Kingdom of Tonga, 1952
  179. Trinidad and Tobago—The Girl Guides Association of Trinidad and Tobago, 1914
  180. Tunisia—Scouts Tunisiens (WOSM+WAGGGS), 1934
  181. Turkey—Türkiye Izcilik Federasyonu/TIF (WOSM+WAGGGS), 1923
  182. Uganda—The Uganda Girl Guides Association, 1914
  183. Ukraine—Association of Ukrainian Guides/AGU, 1993
  184. United Arab Emirates—Girl Guides Association of the United Arab Emirates, 1973
  185. United Kingdom—Girlguiding UK, 1909
  186. United States—Girl Scouts of the USA, 1912
  187. Venezuela—Asociación de Guías Scouts de Venezuela, 1958
  188. Yemen—Yemen Republic Girl Guides Association, 1962
  189. Zambia—Girl Guides Association of Zambia, 1924
  190. 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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