Eesti Gaidide Liit
|Eesti Gaidide Liit|
Eesti Gaidide Liit|
Estonian Guides Association
Eesti Gaidide Liit (EGL, Estonian Guides Association) is the national Guiding organization of Estonia. In 1993 it was readmitted as a member of World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS).
Guiding in Estonia started in 1919. It was banned in 1940 after the Soviet occupation of Estonia. The organization "Estonian Girl Guides in Exile" was established in the autumn of 1949, and a change of statutes and name occurred in 1960.
The organization was founded through the merger of the Eesti Gaidide Malev (Estonian Girl Guide Association) with 250 members and the Eesti Gaidide Ühendus (Estonian Guide Association) with 525 members in 1999.