Australian Guide Program

Girl Guiding in Australia is delivered through the Australian Guide Program (AGP), which is a non-formal education program based on shared leadership and decision-making at all ages.


The AGP is facilitated by trained volunteer Leaders with a focus on programs being girl-led.

This means that all the activities the girls do, from weekly Unit meetings, to camps, to expeditions and hikes, are driven by the girls themselves with input and assistance from their Leaders, and planned to match the girls’ abilities.

Australian Guide Program




The AGP has four elements:





There are seven fundamentals which are based on the Baden-Powell philosophy:






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Girl Recognition System

Australian Girl Guides earn badges and awards by completing challenges in the Girl Recognition System.

A challenge is a goal that helps girls and young women to do their best.


The five step planning process used in the AGP is:


“Discover, Decide, Plan, Do and Evaluate.”



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Guiding is about being part of a team


Guides of all ages are involved in decision-making, planning, implementing and evaluating their activities.




Within a Unit, Guides will join a team called a Patrol (4- 8 girls), where experiences are shared.



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