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Catholic Guides of Ireland

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Country  Ireland
Founded  1928
Catholic Guides of Ireland

The Catholic Guides of Ireland (Bantreoraithe Catoilic√≠ na h√Čireann in Irish) is one of the two Guiding organisations in the Republic of Ireland. It has members in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Catholic Guides of Ireland began in 1928 and thus in 2003 celebrated 75 years of Guiding in Ireland. Together with the Irish Girl Guides it forms the Council of Irish Guiding Associations.


In total three Guide associations operate on the island of Ireland. The other two are Irish Girl Guides (IGG) and Girlguiding Ulster, part of Girlguiding UK.


The Catholic Guides of Ireland is a member of the Council of Irish Guiding Associations, the national Guiding federation of Ireland. Through this council, it is a member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. The council serves 13,806 Guides (as of 2003).

Age groups

The Catholic Guides of Ireland divides its members into the following age groups: Cygnet Guides, Brigin Guides, Guides, Rangers and adult volunteers.

Cygnet Guides

Cygnet Guides are between 5 and 7 years old. Elements of their Law spell out the word Cygnet thus:

Brigin Guides

Girls are Brigin Guides starting at 6 or 7 until 10 years old. There are three levels: bronze, silver and gold. Each level is accomplished by fulfilling 19 challenges. Brigin Guides can also earn interest badges.


Guides are girls between 10 and 16 years old.


Rangers are girls between 14 and 19 years old.


Catholic Guides of Ireland Wikipedia

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