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).
|4||1926||Camp Edith Macy, NY, USA|
|12||1948||Cooperstown, NY, USA|
|25||1984||0716-0727||Tarrytown, VA, USA|
|29||1996||0716-0724||Wolfville, NS, Canada|
|31||2002||Subic Bay, Philippines|
Special contributions by Tony Manson.
Images from the collection of Hallvard Slettebø and others.
Created by Keith Larson