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HISTORY

1906-Lord Robert Baden Powell/Robert


Stephenson Smyth Powell found
Scouting
Aids to Scouting- army manual
- first guide for Scouting activities
- then became Scouting for Boys
Experimental camp- Brownsea
Island, off the coast of Great Britain
- July 19-August 8, 1907
1908- scouting became successful
1909- Girls rallied at Crystal Palace
Agnes Baden Powell- became the
1st president of the Girl Guides in
May 1910

3 women who had contributed


greatly to Girl Scouting
1.) Lady Olave Baden Powell wife
of B.P
- formerly Olave St. Clair Soames
- actively involved in the movement in
1916
- Country Commissioner for
Sussex and Chief Commissioner
- World Chief Guide in 1930-1977
- June 25-Olave Day
-1st visit in the Philippines was March
25-27, 1958(for her travel itinerary in
Asia)
- 2nd visit was on October 11,
1966(Closing Ceremonies of the GSPs
25th Anniversary at Luneta
Grandstand)
2.) Juliette Gordon Low Daisy
from Savannah, Georgia
- widow of William Low
- Daisy- Sunshiny Flower
-founder of the Girl Scouts of the

U.S.A
- organized Scottish Girl Guide
troop
- started other Girl Guide troops in
London before sailing to America to
begin the first American Girl Guide
Troop on March 21, 1912
-changed American Girl Guides to Girl
Scouts in 1913; and uniform was
from blue to khaki
3.) Josefa Llanes Escoda- social
worker and civic leader from Dingras,
Ilocos Norte
- wartime heroine of World War II
- founder of the GSP
- troops were organized in
Davao(1918), Capiz(1926),
Mountain Province, Manila(1939)
-Pilar Hidalgo-Lim(President of the
National Federation of Womens Clubs
NFWC)and
Josefa Llanes(her Executive Secretary)
spearheaded the GSP
- Escoda was sent for Girl Scout
training in 1939 to the USA and
Great Britain
May 26, 1940- GSP was chartered as a
national organization under
Commonwealth Act. No. 542
1946- 11th World Conference at
Evian, France and GSP was accepted
by WAGGGS
August 13-23, 1948- GSP as full
member at the 12th World
Conference in Cooperstown, New
York
-3,000-more than one and a half
million members of the GSP
-Golden Jubilee in 1990
MOTTO: Be Prepared
SLOGAN: Do a Good Turn Daily
GOOD TURN- a cheerful secret service

a Girl Scout does without thought of


return.\
PLEDGE: My special responsibility as
a Senior Girl Scout is to render service
by taking the Promise out into a wider
world.
Tagalog(PANUNUMPA): Ang
natatangi kong pananagutan ay ang
makapaglingkod sa sangkatauhan na
naaayon sa pangako ng Girl Scout.

PANGAKO NG GIRL SCOUT:


Sa aking karangalan, gagampanan ko
ang aking tungkulin sa Diyos at sa
aking bayan. Tutulong ako sa aking
kapwa sa lahat ng pagkakataon at
isasabuhay ko ang Batas ng Girl Scout.
BATAS NG GIRL SCOUT:
1.) Ang Girl Scout ay
mapagkakatiwalaan.
2.) matapat.
3.) matulungin.
4.) kaibigan ng lahat at kapatid ng
bawat Girl Scout.
5.) mapitagan.
6.) magalang sa lahat ng may buhay.
7.) disiplinado.
8.) may sariling paninindigan.
9.) matipid.
10.) malinis sa isip, sa salita, at sa
gawa.

5 BASIC ESSENTIAL OF
SCOUTING
1.) Promise and Law
2.) Patrol System-way of running a
troop
Patrol- smallest unit of Scouting

whether for work or for play, for


discipline or for duty.
Democracy and division of work and
responsibilities- basic principle
3.) Badgework- covers the
membership requirements,
ceremonies, activities in the troop, and
beyond the troop, uniforms and
everything you planned to develop
yourself.
4.) Outdoors- enjoyment and
exploration of open space, discovery
of new places, campings
5.) International Friendship- shows
that you are a part of a world
organization.
- travel, exchanges, and Post Box

IMPORTANT PINS
AND ACCESSORIES
IN THE UNIFORM
1.) World Badge- shows membership
of WAGGGS
Golden Trefoil on a bright blue
background- sun shining over all the
children of the world
3 leaves - three-fold Promise
base of the stalk- flame of the love
of humanity
vein pointing upwards through
the centre of the Trefoil- compass
needle leading the way
2 stars- Promise and Law
2.) Senior Pin- shoes membership in
a Senior Girl Scout troop

3.) Investiture Pin- shows


membership in the GSP

4.) Philippine Flag Pin- used for


international travel only. It is a replica
of the Philippine flag worn on the right
lapel of the collar by those travelling
of the country.

Pinholder- on the left breast over the


heart where pins are placed.
5.) Strips- GSP strip on the right
sleeve and council strip on the left
sleeve. Strips should be placed an inch
below the shoulder seams.

GIRL SCOUT
TRADITIONS/PRACTICES
1.) Scouts Own- Girls take time to
meditate about life and God with
inspirational verses and songs. It
is called Scouts Own because the
Scouts make it by their own selves. It
is a solemn and spiritually
uplifting ceremony that is held
anytime, in any quiet place.

2.) Girl Scout Week and Founders


Birthday- Josefa Llanes Escodas
Birthday which is on September 20.
It is celebrated with Josefa Llanes
Escoda Memento (JLEM) Ceremonies
where troops contribute their share to
the Escoda Memento Fund. The JLEM
Fund is used to finance travel
grants or provide pocket money for
delegates going abroad.
3.) GSP Birthday- or Charter
Anniversary date on May 26.
President Manuel L. Quezon signed
Commonwealth Act No. 542 on May
26, 1940 making GSP as a national
organization.
4.) Thinking Day- It is celebrated
every February 22 by all members of
the WAGGGS. It is the birthday of
both Lord and Lady Baden Powell.
Members around the world think of
one another in love and friendship.
Thinking Day Fund was instituted to
support international activities,
relief work, development projects
program, etc.

TROOP and PATROL


TROOP- should be 6-40 girls
PATROL- groups of 6-8 girls and
could be 1-5 patrols in a troop.
Factors to consider in Troop
Management:
1.) Troop government using the Patrol
System
2.) Girl-Leader Planning
3.) Troop Financing(Budgeting)

Patrol System- Girl Scout way of


running a troop. A Patrol generates
and contributes ideas from which
troop action plans are drawn. Patrols
participate actively in Troop activities.
Members Responsibilites
1.) Patrol Leader- heads the patrol.
She is chosen for her leadership
abilities, her positive attitude,
and behaviour. She places the needs
and interest of others before her own.
She should:
a.) preside and conduct patrol
business at meetings
b.) draw active participation from all
members
c.) share, teach, and relay all that she
learns from the Court-of-Honor and
elsewhere
d.) foster enthusiasm and dedication
e.) make and submit reports of the
patrol
2.) Patrol Second- Assistant Patrol
Leader if PL is absent. She keeps
track of badgework and outdoor
activities.
3.) Patrol Secretary- Scribe. She
takes down the minutes of all patrol
meetings. She is in-charge of the
logbook and conducts
correspondence, sends out invitations
and thank you notes.
4.) Treasurer- handles the funds of
the patrol. Shes acts as collector,
keeps record of money received and
expenses, sees to it that the patrol
purse is always loaded.
5.) Grub Leader- secures and takes
care of the patrols food supply,

sees to it that her members eat well


and on time. (Food <3)
6.) Hike Leader- sees to it that
members participate actively in
badge requirements, outdoor
activities.
7.) Patrol Quarter Leader- takes
charge of patrol equipment and
buys the needed items and maintains
them in good order and condition,
keeps the patrol corner/room/ hut
neat, clean and beautiful.
8.) Patrol Song and Cheer Leadertakes care of enlivening activities in
the troop, community, or barangay

EIGHT-POINT CHALLENGE
1.) Challenge of Spirituality and
Well-Being- helps your spiritual
growth by making you sensitive and
attached to values and things of the
spirit, of the church or of religion.
Gods Word
Relating with others
The Way
Relating with God
Hallelujah!
A Look at Myself
Friendship
Leadership Building
Taboo
Faith Awareness

2.) Challenge of Family Life- you


become conscious of your growing
responsibilities as family member.
Me and My Family

Family Adventure
Family Outreach
Child Care
Family Links
Bridging the Gap
3.) Challenge of Economic SelfSufficiency- you become more aware
of the countrys economic problems
and it gives you opportunities to
make a difference.
Money Management
SEED (Scouts Entrepreneurial
Endeavors for Development Badge)
Food Production
Plant Propagation
Handicrafts
Food Preservation
Cookery
Needlework
4.) Challenge of the Environmentsave Mother Earth, protection and
conservation of our natural resources,
help us understand problems in our
environment.
Recycling
Ecologist
Eco-Good Turns
Outdoor Adventure
Outdoor Cook
5.) Challenge of PreparednessFounders idea: always in a state of
readiness in mind and body to do
ones duty.

Lifesaver and Outdoor Safety


Personal Safety
Public Safety

Ham Radio
Home Nurse
6.) Challenge of Our Heritage and
Citizenship- enables you to work
towards unity and harmony among all
fellow Filipinos and appreciate the
diverse traditions , practices, dialects,
and religions that are present in all
Philippine regions.
Chronicler
Customs and Traditions
Community Service
7.) Challenge of the Arts- seeks to
develop your creativity, aesthetic
sense of expression and
communication.
Terpsichorean
Song Leader
Handicraft
Visual Arts
Performing Arts
Literary Arts
8.) Challenge of the World
Community- makes you a citizen of
the world and a member of the human
race.
Harmony in Diversity
Travellers Badge
Twinning
International Linkage

WIDER OPPORTUNITIES
1.) Senior Planning Board Membership
2.) Council Board Membership
3.) Girl Advisory Committee
Membership
4.) Camping

5.) GSP SAVER Team- Service Auxiliary


Volunteer for Emergency and Relief
6.) Conferences and More
7.) Chief Girl Scout Medal

WORLD CENTERS
1.) Pax Lodge- London, U.K
2.) Our Cabaa- Cuernavaca, Mexico
3.) Sangam- Bombay. India
4.) Our Chalet- Berne Oberland,
Switzerland

CEREMONIES
- one of the beautiful practices of Girl
Scouting
- special, simple, short and solemn
observances that draw attention to a
significant theme, or ideal, or
accomplishment.
- may be held indoors or outdoors
- should have a beginning, a middle,
and an end.
Generally, it has these parts:
- The March In or Processional
- The Horseshoe or Circle Formation
- The parts of the program (and its
theme)
- The March Out of Recessional
1.) Opening and Closing Ceremony
for Troop Meetings
Opening- meeting has officially begun
and all the girls arrive and may be
either formal or informal in tone.
Closing- brings meetings to an official
end.
2.) Color Ceremony
INDOOR COLORS
The Color Party- 3 persons (color
bearer carrying the flag and color

guards on either side of the color


bearer)
The Bringing in Colors- commands are
Attention, Color Party, Fall In,
Color Party, Carry On. Ground the
Colors
Retiring the Colors- Color Party, Fall
In. Color Party, Carry On
Note: As the flag passes, Girl Scouts
and audience execute the GS sign.
OUTDOOR COLORS
Commands are Attention, Color
Party, Fall In, Markers, Fall In,
Audience, Behind the Markers, Fall
In, Into horsehoe formation, March!,
Color Party, Carry On, Pledge of
Allegiane, Break Ranks
3.) Scouts Own
- ceremony made by the Scouts
themselves
- should not be any special form, but it
should abound in the right spirit
4.) Investiture
- all new members of the Movement
are invested.
- you make the GS Promise and Law
subscribe to its underlying principles
as a way of life, receive the
membership pin, and thus become a
member of the movement.
Procedure:
1.) Assembly
2.) Entrance
3.) Ceremony Proper
4.) Making the promise
5.) Presenting the Membership Pin
6.) Affirming the Senior Girl
Responsibility
7.) Closing

5.) Rededication
- former Girl Scouts are re-invested.
6.) Honors Day
- leaving the Scouting world of girls
and moving into the Scouting world of
adults
- some call it graduation from Senior
Girl Scouting.
7.) Campfire
- most cherished memories are those
associated with campfires
Solemn Campire1.) Starter
2.) Lighting of the Fire
3.) Building up/Warming up
4.) Climax
Quieting Song- All Night All Day,
Kumbayah
International Friendship Campfire
8.) Troop Birthday
- the registration date of your troop
9.) Court of Awards
- presentation of awards and badges
earned by members of the troop
10.) Thinking Day Ceremony
- On February 22, Girl Guides and Girl
Scouts plan an event to give thanks
and prayers for the lives and the two
founders.
WHAT IS THE GIRL SCOUT SAVER?
- A special service program

undertaken by a team of Girl Scouts


and Non-Girl Scout volunteers.
- Fact Finding, Communication,
Referrals, and Relief Operations
Who can be members?
- Senior/Cadet Girl Scout
- Adult GSP Members
- Non-Girl Scouts (male and female)
who are invited for their capabilities
and commitment
- They should be physically, mentally,
and emotionally healthy.
- Aged 12 years and above.
- and residents of the same
community.
-MAO MAO :D