Girl Scouting is a worldwide movement that provides girls and young women, aged 4 to 21 years, a non-formal progressive educational program based on spiritual values and the ideal of service. The Girl Scouts of the Philippines is among the 145 members countries of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), the umbrella organization for girl scouting associations spread all over the world.
Girl scouting in the Philippines started as early as 1918 through lone troops by American missionaries and navy families. The Movement was formally found by Josefa Llanes Escoda after she underwent Girl Guiding trainings abroad.
Membership in the association is voluntary. The Movement is non-political but any member as an active citizen may take a stand/action on political and legislative matters. It is independent and non-governmental but it participates in nation-building through cooperation with the home, school, church, government units and other agencies.
The membership of the GSP is distributed among 95 Girl Scout councils all over the country. These councils are clustered under six regions: Northern Luzon, Central Luzon, Southern Luzon, VIsayas, Eastern Mindanao and Western Mindanao.
Through the years, the Girl Scouts of the Philippines has been actively pursuing its mission and vision through several programs contributing to building a strong nation through youth development.
To help girls and young women realize the ideals of womanhood and prepare themselves for their responsibilities in the home, the nation and the world community.
The Filipino girl and young woman who are progressive, dynamic, proactive, patriotic and God-loving.
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