WAGGGS World Scout Conferences

The concept for an International Council of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts began in 1919.  The International Council was replaced by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) in 1928.  Today WAGGGS boasts 140 national organizations and a total membership of 10 million girls who are developing their potential and becoming a vital part of their communities.

The only stamp issued for WAGGGS World Conferences was by Iran in 1978.  Dominica issued a single stamp and a souvenir sheet for the 60th Anniversary of Girl Guides.  The S/S shows 2 attendees at the 26th World Conference in 1987 in Kenya.  The following table list all of the WSCs and indicates what philatelic material was produced.  (Research not completed, your suggestions are welcomed).

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# Year Dates Location Stamp Cancel Seal Meter
 1 1920   Oxford, England        
 2 1922   Cambridge, England        
 3 1924   Foxlease, England        
 4 1926   Camp Edith Macy, NY, USA        
 5 1928   Pardo, Hungary        
 6 1930   Foxlease, England        
 7 1932   Bucze, Poland        
 8 1934   Adelboden, Switzerland        
 9 1936   Stockholm, Sweden        
10 1938   Adelboden, Switzerland        
11 1946   Evian, France        
12 1948   Cooperstown, NY, USA        
13 1950   Oxford, England        
14 1952   Dombas, Norway        
15 1954   Woudshoten, Netherlands        
16 1957   Petropolis, Brazil        
17 1960 0509-0520 Athens, Greece        
18 1963 0619-0629 Nyborg, Denmark        
19 1966 0928-1009 Tokyo, Japan        
20 1969 0618 Helsinki, Finland        
21 1972   Toronto, Canada        
22 1975 0623-0702 London, England        
23 1978 0901-0913 Tehran, Iran  Y      
24 1981 0828-0906 Orleans, France        
25 1984 0716-0727 Tarrytown, VA, USA        
26 1987   Njoro, Kenya  S/S      
27 1990 0613 Singapore        
28 1993 0701-0709 Nyborg, Denmark        
29 1996 0716-0724 Wolfville, NS, Canada        
30 1999 0701-0709 Dublin, Ireland        
31 2002   Subic Bay, Philippines        
Y = Yes, PC=postcard, GP=Gutter Pair

Special contributions by Tony Manson.
Images from the collection of Hallvard Slettebø and others.
Created by Keith Larson