Magyar Cserkészleány Szövetség (MCSLSZ)
Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting introduced: 1919 - Founder Member of WAGGGS
Number of Girl Guides/Girl Scouts: 683 (01/01/2006)
Status: Full Member
Admits boys: No
Attila út 35
Girl Guide Promise
Fogadom, hogy hiven teljesitem kötelességeimet, amelyekkel Istennek, hazámnak és embertársaimnak tartozom. Minden tölem telhetöt megteszek, hog másoknak segitsek. Ismerem a cserkésztörvényt, és azt mindenkor megtartom.
Girl Guide Promise
To fulfil my duties faithfully which I owe to God, my country and other human beings,
To do my best to help others,
To know the Guide Law and keep it at all times
Girl Guide Law
1 A cserkészlány egyeneslelkü, és feltétlenül igazat mond.
2 A cserkészlány hiven teljesíti kötelességeit.
3 A cserkészlány ahol tud, segit.
4 A cserkészlány minden cserkészt testvérének tekint.
5 A cserkészlány gyöngéd másokkal, szigoru önmagával szemben.
6 A cserkészlány szereti a természetet, jó az állatokhoz, kiméli a növényeket.
7 A cserkészlány vezetöivel tevékenyen és készségesen müködik együtt.
8 A cserkészlány vidám és meggondolt.
9 A cserkészlány takarékos.
10 A cserkészlány testben és lélekben tiszta.
Girl Guide Law (English)
A Girl Guide is straightforward and tells the truth.
A Girl Guide carries out her duties.
A Girl Guide helps others whenever she can.
A Girl Guide is a friend to all and a sister to every other Guide.
A Girl Guide is courteous to others and controls herself.
A Girl Guide loves nature, is a friend to animals and cares for plants.
A Girl Guide is ready to co-operate with her leaders actively.
A Girl Guide is always happy and circumspect.
A Girl Guide is thrifty.
A Girl Guide is pure in body and soul.
Ranger 16 +
Girl Guide 11-15
Development of the movement:
The first Guide group in Hungary was set up in 1919. The National Association of Hungarian Girl Guides was founded in 1921 and recognized as a member of the International Council, the forerunner of WAGGGS, in 1922. In 1928, the Hungarian Girl Guides Association acted as hostess to the Fifth International Conference of Guiding when the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts was founded. In 1939, the first Girl Guide/Girl Scout World Camp, Pax Ting, was held in Hungary and attended by some 4,000 Guides from around the world.
During the war years of 1939 to 1945 the Movement was involved in relief work in hospitals and helping refugees. With the siege of the capital, the Association’s activities were suspended. Guiding activities resumed after the war, but in 1948 the government banned all youth organizations and the Association was forced to cease functioning for the next 40 years.
The first attempts to reorganize the Movement started in 1988 as a response to political change in Hungary. In 1989 Magyar Cserkészleány Szövetség (the Association of Hungarian Girl Guides) was re-launched. A Central Committee concentrated on training potential leaders. In 1996, there were twenty troops, mostly working in schools.
The aim of the programme is to educate girls and young women to meet the needs of the country and their community. The programme keeps within national traditions and the basic values of the Movement. It aims to help girls to be aware and to prepare them for their roles in society and within the family. Topics covered are self-confidence, nutrition, environment and home economics, which includes budgeting, first aid, nursing of the sick and child care. WAGGGS’ projects, such as the UNAIDS projects and the WAGGGS’ Initiative on the Prevention of Adolescent Pregnancy are translated into Hungarian and incorporated into the Association’s programme. The Association updated its programme in March 2002 with the help of young Leaders.
Relationship to society:
Communication and Co-operation
The Association makes every effort to ensure that Guiding is better known within society, schools and churches. Posters and leaflets are published to inform potential members of the existence of the Association and its activities. Contact is being developed with the National Council of Youth Organizations in Hungary.
The Association publishes newsletters for Brownies and Girl Guides. Books have been published on character development and games. The Association became a member of the International Catholic Council of Guiding (ICCG) in 1997.
The Association has a training team which provides leader training on different levels. They also have a training for trainers together with the PPŐ which started in September 2002. One training camp, held regularly in the Easter holiday covers special topics at the request of the participants, such as environmental issues, folklore and drama.