The name "Guides" was taken from a famous frontier regiment in the British Indian army, the Corps of Guides, which was noted for its skills in tracking and survival
The Good Turn
The left handshake
The Motto – "Be Prepared
The Guide Sign
Two central themes are domestic skills and "a kind of practical feminism which consists physical fitness, survival skills, camping, citizenship training, and career preparation"
The World Flag – This is in the same colours as the World Badge and can be carried or flown by any member of the movement. It is often used as the Unit Flag. The three yellow blocks represent the threefold Promise and the white corner represents the commitment to peace of all WAGGGs' members.
The World Centres – There are four Guide homes in different parts of the world: Our Chalet in Switzerland; Pax Lodge in London; Our Cabana in Mexico; and Sangam in India.
In different places around the world, the movement developed in diverse ways
In some countries, the girls preferred to call themselves ‘Girl Scouts’