Girl Scouts Korea
|Girl Scouts of Korea|
Girl Scouts of Korea
|Headquarters||163, Anguk-dong, Jongno-gu|
|Affiliation||World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts|
Girl Scouts Korea (걸스카우트) is the national Girl Scouting/Guiding organization of South Korea. It serves 78,365 members (as of 2003[update]). Founded in 1946, the coeducational organization became a member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 1957.
Program and ideals
The association is divided in sections according to age:
- Twinkler Scout - ages 4 to 5
- Gaenari (Brownie Girl Scout) - ages 6 to 8
- Jindalrae (Junior Girl Scout) - ages 8 to 11
- Sonyeodae (Cadette Girl Scout) - ages 12 to 14
- Yeonjangdae (Senior Girl Scout) - ages 15 to 17
- Yeongudae (Young Leader (Girl Scout)) - ages 18 to 21
- Seongindae (Adult Troop) - ages 21 and older
There are also Extension Troops for disabled and working girls.
On my honor, I will try
to do my duty to God and my country
to help other people at all times
to keep the Girl Scout Law.
- A Girl Scout's honour is to be trusted.
- A Girl Scout does her best.
- A Girl Scout takes the initiative in helping others.
- A Girl Scout is a sister to all
- A Girl Scout is courteous and kind.
- A Girl Scout loves nature and respects all living things.
- A Girl Scout keeps the rules.
- A Girl Scout smiles under all difficulties.
- A Girl Scout makes good use of her time and avoids wastefulness.
- A Girl Scout is pure in thought, in word and in deeds.
- "Girl Scouting in Korea". Girl Scouts Korea. http://www.girlscout.or.kr/eng_version/eng_goalkorean.html. Retrieved 2008-02-19.
- "Promise, Law, Motto, Slogan". Girl Scouts Korea. http://www.girlscout.or.kr/eng_version/eng_promise.html. Retrieved 2008-02-19.