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Girl Guides Association of the Kingdom of Tonga Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girl_Guides_Association_of_the_Kingdom_of_Tonga

The Girl Guides Association of the Kingdom of Tonga
The Girl Guides Association of the Kingdom of Tonga.svg
CountryTonga
Founded1952
Membership204
AffiliationWorld Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
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The Girl Guides Association of the Kingdom of Tonga is the national Guiding organization of Tonga. It serves 204 members (as of 2003). Founded in 1952, the girls-only organization became an associate member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 1987.[1]

Guiding was started in Tonga at the instigation of Sālote Tupou III in 1952,[2] and the first companies were formed on the island of Tongatapu. In 1955, Halaevalu Mataʻaho ʻAhomeʻe, consort of King Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV became commissioner of the association. Queen Sālote opened a headquarters for the association in Nukuʻalofa in 1960.[3] The first Brownie pack was started in 1957, and during the next few years, Guiding spread to the islands of Ha'apai and Vava'u, and to ʻEua in 1971. In 1986 the Guide association signed a Deed of Transfer which gave Tonga, formerly a branch association, self-government in all areas of work. Guiding started again in 1998 on Vava'u Island. In November 2012 the association opened a new training center.[4] The association celebrated its 65th anniversary in 2017.[2]

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  1. ^ Trefoil Round the World (Eleventh ed.). World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, World Bureau. 1997. pp. 324–325. ISBN 0-900827-75-0.
  2. ^ a b "Girl Guides celebrated 65th anniversary in Tonga". Tonga Broadcasting Commission. 13 November 2017. Retrieved 6 January 2022.
  3. ^ "Unusual". Pacific Islands Monthly. Vol. XXXI, no. 5. 1 December 1960. p. 79. Retrieved 6 January 2022 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ "New training centre for Tonga Girl Guides Association". Matangi Tonga. 19 November 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2022.