Asotsiatsiya Haydiv Ukrayiny

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Asotsiatsiya Haydiv Ukrayiny
Asotsiatsiya Haydiv Ukrayiny
Association of Ukrainian Guides
Location Kiev
Country Ukraine
Founded 1992
Membership 1,000

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The Asotsiatsiya Haydiv Ukrayiny (Асоціація Гайдів України, Association of Ukrainian Guides) is the national Guiding organization of Ukraine. Guiding in Ukraine began in 1911 and, after being banned in the 1920s, it was restarted in 1992. It became an associate member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) in 1999. The girls-only association has 1,000 members, as of 2003.


Guiding in Ukraine started in 1911 as part of Plast. However, in the 1920s, Scouting and Guiding was banned and the groups were incorporated in the Pioneer Movement.

After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Guiding was reintroduced to Ukraine in 1992. With support by the Norwegian Speidernes Fellesorganisasjon, a national association was formed on November 25, 1995. It became an associate member of WAGGGS in 1999.

Program and ideals

The association is divided in three age groups:

  • Swallows (ages 7 to 11)
  • Guides (ages 11 to 16)
  • Rangers (ages 16 to 20)

The Girl Guide emblem incorporates a brownie as well as grapes.

See also