Asociatia Ghidelor si Ghizilor Din Romania (AGGR)
Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting introduced: 1928
Number of Girl Guides/Girl Scouts: 627 (01/01/2003)
Status: Full Member
Admits boys: Yes
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Telephone: 00 40213273518
Fax: 00 40213273518
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Promit din tot sufletul să-l slujesc pe
Dumnezeu şi ţara, şi să respect legea
Ghizilor (*în functie de confesiunea religioasa)
Girl Guide Promise
On my honour, I promise that I will serve God*
and my country (*according to one’s creed),
and respect the Guide Law.
Promit din tot sufletul sa fiu credincioas/a lui Dumnezeu si tarii, sa ajut pe cei din jurul meu si sa respect Legea Florilor.
I heartily promise to be faithful to God and my country, to help my fellow men and to observe the Flower Law.
1 Voi respecta întotdeauna adevărul pentru a fi o persoană de onoare
2 Imi voi asuma responsabilităti în comunitatea în care trăiesc.
3 Voi înfrunta dificultăţile cu optimism
4 Voi avea încredere în mine şi îl voi respecta pe ceilalţi.
5 Îi voi ajuta pe ceilalţi şi voi fi prietena (ul) tuturor.
6 Voi proteja mereu natura şi viaţa.
Girl Guide Law
1 I will always respect the truth in order to be an honourable person
2 I will take responsibilities in the community I live in.
3 I will face the difficulties with optimism
4 I will be self-confident and respect the others
5 I will help the others and be everybody’s friend.
6 I will protect life and nature.
O Floare este vesela si ascultatoare, nu se gîndeste numai la ea si îi iubeste pe ceilalti.
A Flower is cheerful and listens well,
she doesn’t think only of herself, and loves others.
Motto Ghizilor - Fi pregatit(a)
Girl Guide Motto - Be Prepared
Flower Motto - Da mana
Flower Motto - Lend a Hand
Development of the movement:
Girl Guiding existed in Romania between 1928 and 1938 but activities then ceased and contact was lost. In 1989, following political change in Romania, and on the initiative of Girl Guiding friends in Greece, a group of friends interested in giving service to the community formed a committee to start Girl Guiding in the country.
The Asociatia Fetelor Ghizi din Romania (The Association of Girl Guides of Romania) was set up in 1990 and became a corporate body on 1 March 1991.
During 1990-1993, representatives of the Greek Girl Guides Association and WAGGGS lent a hand to the newborn Association, offering support in order to introduce them to Girl Guiding, to set up a structure, and to train leaders.
1995 was an important year in the development of Guiding in Romania when the Swiss Guide and Scout Movement (MSdS) and the Romanian Guides Association initiated a partnership project with the aim of helping the Romanian Guide Association to become a full member of WAGGGS by 2005. The main objectives of this project are to update the constitution of the Association; to create a new training scheme; to create and implement a new educational programme; to improve the image of Guiding in Romanian society; and to increase membership.
Since 1998, boys and men have been accepted as members of the Association. The Association has centres in various parts of Romanian including Iasi, Cluj Napoca, Valcea, Timis, Maramures.
Struggling hard with the economic situation and the old mentality, following half a century of totalitarian rule, Guiding is developing little by little in the country.
The programme aims to train children and young people, especially girls and women, to become responsible citizens. It focuses on respecting the individual, the family, society and the environment, and on developing friendships, team work and service.
Since the main aim of the Romanian Guides Association is to become a full Member of WAGGGS in 2005, the Programme team is currently updating and expanding the personal progress book for each age group and the leaders’ guidelines, according to the WAGGGS criteria.
Relationship to society:
The Association has organized activities for the benefit of refugee children in the Gociu camp near Bucharest, including organising games for the children and giving them Christmas parcels.
The Association organises Guiding activities with institutionalised children. Every year, Guide groups collect money for Christmas and Easter parcels for the elderly in their communities as well as organising other fundraising and community activities.
In 1996, in the framework of the project ‘Information on gender issues for young people’, a micro project financed by UNDP/NGO Partners in Development Programme II, the Romanian Guides Association involved 75 young people with different social backgrounds from six villages and towns in order to educate them about a responsible attitude towards other members of their community in the spirit of a real and equal partnership, irrespective of gender.
Communication and Co-operation
The Association makes every effort to ensure that Guiding is better known within society, schools, government and non-governmental organizations. Contacts are maintained with other organizations involved in youth work and in the promotion of women.
Representatives from the Association have participated in programmes organized by UNESCO and UNDP. The Association takes part in all the meetings organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, together with NGOs working in the youth field.
During 1997-2001, the Association participated in various NGO Fairs: FAR'1997-2000 (the Romanian Foundations and Associations Fair), TOT'98 (the Romanian Youth Associations Fair), and the National Summit of NGOs, FAR'99. These events offered Romanian Guides the chance to inform the Romanian public (visitors, officials, media and potential sponsors) about the activities and aims of Guiding.
The Association produces a newsletter called Trifoiul (The Trefoil), three times a year, which is distributed to its members, NGOS in the field of youth and women, public institutions and possible sponsors.
The Association’s Public Relations team has created a website to make Romanian Guiding visible and accessible all over the world. The address is www.aggr.ro.
The Association celebrates Thinking Day and on Thinking Day 2002 the Association gave special awards to women with outstanding careers in the Arts, public administration, education and the economy who have promoted the image of women in the Romanian society.
Trainers from the Association had the opportunity to participate in various training programmes organized by WAGGGS, the European Youth Council, and other Guide Associations. Since 1998, the Association has been working on the training scheme according to the WAGGGS guidelines. Currently AGGR organises four training courses every year: basic course, technical course, training camp leaders and team work. The team work courses are organised in cooperation with MSdS.
In 2001, the Association benefited from the ‘training for trainers’ course led by a WAGGGS trainer and an MSdS trainer.
Outdoor and Environmental Activities
In 1999 AGGR, supported by the Swiss Guide and Scout Movement, organized the first national camp with an international participation. The camp's motto was ‘HISTORIO-GHIDISM 1999’. The theme of this camp was Romanian history from its beginning until the present time. Almost 300 Guides from Romania, Switzerland, France and the UK gathered at Lunca Ilvei, a traditional Romanian village in the Bistrita county, to experience Romanian history and traditions and Guiding friendship.
In 2000, AGGR organized a national camp (with Guides from France) at Luncasi with the theme of the Olympic Games. In 2001, the Romanian Guiding centres organised several camps. Every five years, the Association organised a national camp.