Malta Girl Guides

Malta Girl Guides

Promise, Motto & Laws

A Ranger's Promise

Once you are ready, your Guider will ask you if you are ready to make your promise. A ranger has the responsibility of trying her hardest and doing her best in everything she does. During a promise Ceremony - planned by the Rangers themselves - the Ranger will promise the following:

 I promise that I will do my best,

To do my duty to God,

To serve my country,

To help other people

And to keep the Guide Laws.

This is recited during the Promise Ceremony. Your guider will decide when you are ready to make your promise. Then you decide together with the rest of the Rangers how you want to celebrate your Promise Ceremony. You can decide to wear your official or your camp uniform, you can decide to do it indoors or out door... you can even do it during a camping and include props such as a bridge... or even hold an activity such as a Promise Evening where you invite friends and family and put up a show. It's your choice and it is endless.

After the promise is recited, you will, together with your guider, do the left-hand shake and salute. Your are then are asked to salute your Country flag as well as the WAGGGS World Flag.

We have a special hand-shake for us girl guides - We use our left hand to shake hands with sister guides to show that our handshake is truthful and from the heart - this is because our left hand is closest to our heart.

The Salute is a hand gesture that represents the three points of the promise: Duty to God, Serve your Country & other People, and keep the Guide laws.



A Ranger's Motto is to Be Prepared - with all the skills learnt from Girl Guiding, a Ranger must always remember to be prepared for anything. Be it a First Aid Kit in case of an emergency to being prepared for life - to live life happily and with no regret as you try hard to do your best in everything you do. 

The Guide's Laws are laws that the guide must try to follow in everything she does and with everyone she meets.

  A guide is loyal and can be trusted.

A Guide is helpful and considerate.

A guide makes good use of her time and abilities.

A guide is a friendly and shares in the sisterhood of guiding

A Guide is polite and respectful.

A guide protects the environment and respects all living things