GGAT HIstory

The Girl Guides Association of Thailand (GGAT) was founded by Lady Kanok Samsen Vil and has been under the Royal Patronage of Her Majesty the Queen since 1963. It has been established for over 50 years and is an organization working with girls and young women to enable them to reach their fullest potential as responsible citizens of the world. With a membership of approximately 28,000 participating in non-formal educational programmes, Girl Guiding is mainly present in schools with over 700 units throughout the country (central, northern, southern and northeastern regions). On a national level, our association works on projects to provide girls and young women with skills in order to be self-reliant and be able to generate income independently.

Vision: An association that focuses on work for girls and young women that is growing and well-accepted with a positive image throughout the country.

Mission: To enable girls and young women to develop their fullest potential as responsible citizens of society.


1.) To continuously increase the number of volunteer members and young women in leadership levels.

2.) To develop an innovative approach in order to increase the number of young women and girls and strengthen the

quality of girl guiding at all levels.

3.) To create opportunities for girls and young women to voice their opinions at decision-making levels.

As a Girl Guide, you can: Develop self-confidence, leadership and life skills. Learn to cope with change, appreciation of others, opportunity to learn new things, develop and practice new skills. Meet people with different experiences and interests and make new friends. Be a role model, get satisfaction, recognition, appreciation and a sense of belonging. Participate in international meetings and projects and take part at the international level.

Promise: To do my duty to my country, my religion and the King; To help other people at all times ;

To obey the Guide Law.


1. A Guide’s honour is to be trusted.

2. A Guide is loyal.

3. A Guide’s duty is to be useful and to help others.

4. A Guide is a friend to all and a sister to every other Guide.

5. A Guide is courteous.

6. A Guide is a friend to animals.

7. A Guide obeys orders.

8. A Guide smiles and sings under all difficulties.

9. A Guide is thrifty.

10. A Guide is pure in thought, word and deed.

Motto: Be Prepared


(open to all creed, colour and country)

1. Girls

Littlebirds aged 4- 6 yrs.(Kindergarten)

Bluebirds aged 7 -11 yrs. (Primary School)

Guides aged 12 -15 yrs. (Secondary School)

Senior Guides aged 16 – 20 yrs. (High School)

2. Ordinary Members (Female aged over 20 yrs.)

3. Associate Members (Male aged over 20 yrs.)

4. Honorary Members (Female / Male invited by the board committee)

To set up Girl Guides units in school, the potential leaders must be trained by our Girl accredited trainers at our Headquarters. The duration of training is Programmes are available throughout the year. Leaders are also from outside school units (non-formal education programmes) and ordinary members.

For outside school units, we have community service which emphasises occupational training with courses in sewing, embroidery, farming, handicrafts and running small businesses in Wiang PaPao, Chiang Rai and Surin provinces.

10 Point Programme

  • Giving service
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Technology
  • family life
  • My vision
  • international understanding
  • relationship
  • culture and heritage
  • citizenship
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