Girl Guides Association

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Girl Guides Association

Set: Part No: ST011637
Set: CTO: ST011638
Set: FDC: ST011639
15c This stamp depicts a representation of each level of the Bahamas Girl Guides Association enjoying the environment at Camp Discovery. Since the inception of Guiding in The Bahamas, the girls enjoyed outdoor activities, including camping under natural outdoor conditions, cooking over open fires, making gadgets and communicating using the signals in semaphore. Today, Guides and Rangers under the leadership of certified camp leaders are allowed to camp overnight, sleep in tents and engage in environmental activities. Brownies can go on Pack Holidays, where they sleep indoors, have their meals cooked and participate in age-appropriate outdoor activities. At Camp Discovery, the identification of the various flora found on the 8 acre site is always a learning experience. Sunflowers are allowed to spend the day at Camp Discovery.
 
25c The Girl Guide programme provides many opportunities for the girls and young women to develop leadership skills, utilize problem-solving skills and work collaboratively in order to achieve an objective. Working in a patrol to pitch a tent in a specified period of time is an activity where the essential skills of the programme are applied. This stamp shows a patrol pitching a tent on the Gwen French tent site. Named for the first Camp Commissioner, Miss Gwen French, this is one of two tent sites located on Camp Discovery. The other site is called the Marjorie Davis Retreat. 

50c An important part of guide’s day is spent around a campfire. This is typically where guides would sit around in a ring, exchange stories, perform skits, sing songs and dances and in general enjoy and appreciate each other in a way that only ‘sisters in guiding’ can bond. This image shows a team of guides preparing to build a campfire.

65c The Bahamas is an archipelagic nation, and as such, Government and Non-governmental agencies are committed to the protection of the environment. The Bahamas Girl Guides Association collaborates with environmental protection and conservation agencies to ensure that its members are active participants in this important national effort. Girl Guides and Rangers are provided the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills of the marine environment through expeditions and specific learning challenges. This stamp depicts Rangers exhibiting their competence at rowing on Lake Killarney, New Providence.

70c The motto for the Brownies is “Lend A Hand.”  Brownies throughout The Bahamas are sponsored by schools and churches, and are encouraged to give assistance to the elderly and those in need in their immediate environments. These encounters are specifically designed to teach the girls the importance of respect for the elderly and to care for others; this is a tangible expression of doing ones duty to God. These Brownies gave consistent help to this wheelchair bound grandmother who lives next door to the school. She in turn shares with them her life story as it relates to Girl Guides on Long Island Bahamas.

80c The Bahamas Girl Guides Association for many years operated under The Girl Guides of Great Britain. The Association became a branch of the Commonwealth and enjoyed all privileges afforded to them via their membership status but were bound by the decisions of Great Britain .These women paved the way and represent some seventy years of service. The ladies are, Mrs. Kelly, Mrs. Higgs, Ms. Barbara Brown and Mrs. Clarice Granger. It should be noted that the move to the Bahamas gaining full member status in The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (W.A.G.G.G.S.) was started under the leadership of Ms. Brown and Mrs. Clarice Granger. This image is one of the four early commissioners of The Bahamas Girl Guides Association.

Technical details:
Designer Bee Design
Printer BDT International Security Printing
Process Stochastic Lithography
Perforation 14 per 2cms
Stamp size 28.45 x 42.58mm
Sheet Layout  20 (2 x 10)
Release Date 1 October, 2015
Production Co-ordination Creative Direction (Worldwide) Ltd