We are members of C.G.I., in the Diocese of Dublin.
The Mission Statement of the Catholic Guides of Ireland.
* To provide a challenging Guiding Programme in a safe environment to enable girls and young women to develop their full potential.
Incase you hadn't noticed, everything on the site is in Red, Black and Yellow. These are our company colours. The official name of our company is Buion An Leanbh Prague, which means Child of Prague in Irish. The company is over 40 years old.
Catholic Guides of Ireland (CGI)
Teach me to be generous *Cygnet Guides - Age 5 - 6 Teach me *Brígín Guides - Age 6 - 11 To love and serve you as you deserve *Guides - Age 10 - 17 To give and not to count the cost *Rangers - Age 14 - 19 To fight and not to head the wounds *Leaders - Age 17 + To toil and not to seek for rest *Friends of Guiding To labour and to look for no reward *Associate Members Save that of knowing (Click to find out more) That I do your Holy Will. Amen.
The Story of the HandclaspThe handclasp is given with the left hand. This true story tells why.
Robert Baden Powell, an officer in the English Army, founded the Boy Scouts and the Girl Guides. He was in Africa once with his soldiers. The Chieftains there always carried a spear in their right hand and a shield to protect themselves in their left.
One day a particular African Chief had to surrender to Baden Powell who put out his right hand to the Chieftain as a sign of friendship. But the Chieftain flung down his shield insisting on using his left hand: "The bravest of the brave" he said "shake with their left hand, because in order to do so they must throw away their shield." The Chieftain did not mind leaving himself unprotected because he trusted Baden Powell completely.
Ever since, Scouts and Guides use their left hand as a sign of their trust and friendliness.
To become an Assistant Guider you must do the Basic Guider Course. This course is held in the Diocese once a year. On completion of the Course in February, participants are appointed Assistant Guiders. Participants in this course must be 17 years and over. To become a Guider you must do the Guider course, related to the section which you will be taking and complete the appropriate tasks. This is run in conjunction with the Basic Guider Course, in Dublin, so that knowledge can be shared between the two groups.
Friends of Guiding support Guiding in a financial way. Friends of Guiding usually have some connection with Guiding, - a child involved, a friend who is a Guider etc.
How to be a Friend of Guiding
Register your name with the Diocese and pay an annual subscription which will be used to support Guiding in the local unit.
Associate Membership aims to keep the spirit of Guiding alive through meeting, sharing and developing personal and social activities. There is an active Associate Members group in Dublin which meets once a month.
Objectives: Providing members with opportunities to have fun; to experience the many different personal and social encounters that Guiding represents; to follow through with their particular interest or skill; to keep in touch with active membership and to exchange with Guiding & Scouting personnel in other countries.
Participation Associate members are encouraged to enjoy Guiding and to take the lead in exchanging with Guiding/Scouting contacts and in organising events and activities for themselves.