Girl Scouts Korea

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Girl Scouts of Korea
Girl Scouts of Korea
Girl Scouts of Korea
Headquarters 163, Anguk-dong, Jongno-gu
Location Seoul
Country South Korea
Founded 1946
Membership 78,365
Affiliation World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts

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Girl Scouts Korea (걸스카우트) is the national Girl Scouting/Guiding organization of South Korea. It serves 78,365 members (as of 2003). 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:[1]

  • 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.

The Guide Motto is 준비, pronounced jun bi, Preparation in Korean.

Scout Promise

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.[2]

Scout Law

  1. A Girl Scout's honour is to be trusted.
  2. A Girl Scout does her best.
  3. A Girl Scout takes the initiative in helping others.
  4. A Girl Scout is a sister to all
  5. A Girl Scout is courteous and kind.
  6. A Girl Scout loves nature and respects all living things.
  7. A Girl Scout keeps the rules.
  8. A Girl Scout smiles under all difficulties.
  9. A Girl Scout makes good use of her time and avoids wastefulness.
  10. A Girl Scout is pure in thought, in word and in deeds.[2]

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