Sakartvelos Gogona Skautebis Asociacia (DIA)
Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting introduced: 1992
Number of Girl Guides/Girl Scouts: 805 (01/01/2006)
Status: Associate Member
Admits boys: No
Jiuli Shartava N.16 Flat N.7,
Telephone: 00 99532372847
Fax: 00 99532574635
Pirobas vdeb, rom kovel gones vixmar, mata movixado vali gmertis, samshoblos da sakutari tavis cinashe. koveltvis da kvelgan davexmaro adamianebs da vicxovro skautebis kanonebis shesabamisad.
Girl Scout Promise
I promise that I will do my best:
To do my duty to God,
To serve my country,
To help people at all times,
To live by the Girl Scout Law.
skauti igimeba da giginebs gachivebis zhams
skautma icis droisa da shromis pasi
skauts sheudzlia ikos metauric da kveshemrdomic
skauti bunebis megobaria
skauti iscrapvis tvitsrulkopisaken
skauti momtmenia da mimtevebeli
skauti suptaa tavisi azrit, sitkvit tu sakmit
Girl Scout Law
A Girl Scout is reliable and can be trusted.
A Girl Scout smiles and sings under all difficulties.
A Girl Scout respects time.
A Girl Scout is loyal to her leaders and subordinates.
A Girl Scout is a friend to all and a sister to other Girl Scouts.
A Girl Scout is a friend to nature.
A Girl Scout faces challenge and learns from her experiences.
A Girl Scout is patient and considerate.
A Girl Scout is polite.
A Girl Scout is pure in thought, in word and in deed.
Ikav mzad! - Be Prepared
Dia Star 16-23
Tsitsinatela Firefly 10-15
Baya Young People 7-9
Development of the movement:
The Girl Guides and Girl Scouts Association was the first national organization promoted Guiding and Scouting Movement in Georgia. In 1993, due to a majority of boys in the membership and at the request of the girls’ representatives, the Association was renamed as Guides and Scouts Association of the Republic of Georgia.
The 19 April is an official celebration day for the Association of the Girl Scouts of Georgia ‘Dia’, as the anniversary of Georgia’s First National Girl Scout Conference in 1997.
Supervised by WAGGGS and Link organizations such as the Irish Girl Guides (IGG) and the Northwest Georgia Girl Scout Council (USA, Atlanta, Georgia), the Georgian Association managed to achieve great success in promoting Guiding methods all over the country throughout their joint activities in 1993-1994 and in 1999-2000 with IGG.
In 1995 a training centre was set up to encourage Georgian girls to get basic knowledge of Guiding training methods and programmes.
Since March 1998 ‘Dia’, in co-operation with WAGGGS, has been carrying out a project called the Non-formal Education of Girls in the Caucasian Area. It has proved to be an efficiently organized project with a packed scheme of regional and international training for leaders.
The development of regions is carried out according to the strategy for development. ‘Dia’ includes a balance of ethnic groups and population sectors. This is especially important in Georgia which is renowned for its multicultural society.
The National Programme Committee is made up of the Programme Commissioner, Regional Commissioners and experienced leaders who are responsible for creation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the current programmes at all levels.
Programmes for all age groups contain seven main points:
be your best;
you and your community;
world around you;
world of well-being;
world of the arts;
world of the out-of-doors.
The main purpose of these programmes is to create girls’ communities, help
them to meet their needs and develop potential skills.
The girls are involved in various small projects, supporting disabled children and adults, especially war victims; taking care of old people who are on their own; co-operating with state orphanage institutions; service projects run with Irish and American leaders.
Relationship to society:
Communication and Co-operation
Georgian Girl Scouts are involved in the international aspect of Guiding and Scouting whenever possible, by participating in seminars, training courses, summer camps and other international events in European Region, the United States and NIS countries. ‘Dia’ also participates in a Link programme with the Irish Girl Guides, exchange programmes with NIS countries, study and other formal and informal visits.
Dia also produces several publications: Gogona Skautebis Asotsiasia ‘Dia’ (Girl Scouts of Georgina ‘Dia’), a brochure in Georgian, English and Russian; Dzlierta Modzraoba (The Challenging Movement) in Georgian; Lideris Sakhelmdzgvanelo (Leaders Manual) in Georgian; Gogona Skautebis Programebi (Girl Scouts National Programmes) in Georgian. These publications were compiled for the ‘Non-Formal Education for Girl in the Caucasian Area’ project, financed by TACIS.
The National Training Committee, in existence since 1996, is made up of experienced leaders who have passed basic and special training.
Georgian trainers are widely recognized on the national and international level. The Information Pack for Trainers, designed by the Training Committee, was greatly appreciated by youth organizations, the United Nations Association and United Nations Volunteers as a manual for trainers in their future activities.
Co-operation between the National Training Committee and youth institutions in terms of offering training to Young Leaders proved to be a great benefit in the development of the Movement in the country.