Whereas there was incorporated in Great Britain by Royal Charter dated 14 December 1922 a body corporate known as the Girl Guides Association:
And whereas the Girl Guides Association was the outcome of a movement initiated in Great Britain for the special training and instruction of girls in the principles of discipline, loyalty, and good citizenship:
And whereas the aforesaid movement has spread throughout the British Commonwealth of Nations and elsewhere, and there has for many years past existed in the Dominion of New Zealand an unincorporated organisation working as a branch of and in close co-operation with the Girl Guides Association and calling itself the Girl Guides Association (Dominion of New Zealand Branch) (hereinafter referred to as the said Association):
And whereas the said Association is governed by a body called the General Council of the New Zealand Branch, the affairs of the said Association being conducted and managed by the General Council in accordance with the constitution adopted under common seal of the Association on 14 December 1937, which constitution has been approved by the Girl Guides Association in Great Britain under the common seal thereof:
And whereas in the course of its existence the New Zealand Branch of the said Association has acquired real and personal property in New Zealand, and gifts, grants, and contributions have been received by it or have been vested in trustees for the benefit of or for the use of the said Association generally or for the benefit of some particular company, pack, or other local unit within the organisation:
And whereas it is desirable that the General Council should be incorporated so that the organisation in New Zealand can function on similar lines to the Girl Guides Association in Great Britain.