|Activities Involve 2 Million Guides
VATICAN CITY, 29 May 2006 (ZENIT)
Here is the description of the
International Catholic Conference of Guiding which appears in the
Directory of International Associations of the Faithful, published by
the Pontifical Council for the Laity.
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Official name: International Catholic Conference of Guiding
History: ICCG was established by some 20 organizations belonging to the
World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. The first meetings of
Catholic guide leaders from various countries began in 1948, and were
held every three years. In 1953 the secretariat was established to
guarantee contacts and exchanges between one meeting and the next.
As the initiative developed, the idea emerged to set up a permanent
structured organization. In 1977, at the World Council in Rome, the ICCG
adopted the Catholic Guides Charter which laid down the principles for
Recognized by the Holy See as an international Catholic organization,
the ICCG is a member of the Conference of International Catholic
Identity: ICCG brings together the national Catholic guides
associations, national interdenominational guiding organizations with a
Catholic majority, and national groups of Catholic guides.
Its purpose is to help the member organizations to transform guiding
into a real instrument for education in the faith, and to publicize its
educational value, activities and its experience with
Organization: The ICCG is governed by the council which has
decision-making powers and meets every three years, comprising the
members of the secretariat, two representatives of every member
organization and their ecclesiastical assistants.
The secretariat, which has executive functions, is composed of the
general secretary, who represents the conference, the general
ecclesiastical assistant, the deputy assistant, and four to six members
elected by the council.
Membership: ICCG has 37 member associations and 12 corresponding
associations in 49 countries. Its activities involve about 2 million
Web site: www.cicg-iccg.org.
Conférence Internationale Catholique du Guidisme
Tel. (54) 299.448.4186 —
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Libreria Editrice Vaticana [adapted]