Guides Blog

International Centres Day

27th July 2020

Over the weekend of the 10th-12th of July, 6 volunteers participated International Centres Day, an annual competition run between members of the Goose Network (a web of Scout/Guide Centres across Europe) on behalf of Our Chalet. Our virtual team consisted…

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World Thinking Day and the Monarch Butterflies

18th February 2020

A couple of years ago Wendy and her Guiding friends visited Our Cabana in Mexico.  They celebrated World Thinking Day with Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and went on an amazing visit to the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary.   Here is Wendy’s…

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Reflections on a Week at Macy

9th December 2019

Rosie Waite It was cold, oh so very cold, that morning we walked down the hill to the Great Hall at Edith Macy Centre, a USA Girl Scout property in a picturesque forested area outside of New York City.  Probably…

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JAMBROWNEE – the inaugural camp for young Guides

27th September 2019

  In May, Sofia and Jenny travelled to Pax Lodge – one of the five WAGGGS World Centres – for the weekend camp for Brownies* aged 7 -10 years old. Arriving there for the first time, they found to be exciting…

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Sustainable camping with Highgate Girl Guides!

29th July 2019

Have you ever wondered what happens when Girl Guides go camping?   Here’s an insider’s account, from the Highgate Girl Guides three-day winter’s camp. Held during the South Australian long weekend in June and how they ensured that the only thing…

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Equal Opportunities: Nicole Lu

25th July 2019

Nicole Lu is a member of Girl Guiding in Australia and her story is about inclusivity.  Nicole shows how we can all work together to have equal opportunities and she highlights the importance of friendship in a supportive environment. From…

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Celebrating Volunteers: Tara Waniganayaka

23rd May 2019

Tara Waniganayaka is an appointed director on the Boards of Volunteering Australia and Girl Guides Australia. She has mentored with the Beacon Foundation, 180 Degrees Consulting and the Women’s Justice Network, fundraised for White Lion and previously served on the…

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Volunteer Voices from Our Chalet

15th May 2019

  Have you thought about volunteering and still wondering if it’s right for you? Well read on and be inspired by Ally and Laura, two Guides from Australia who have been volunteering at Our Chalet in Switzerland. In their own…

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Tasmania to Uganda and Back Again

7th February 2019

In December 2018 a contingent of six Australians set off to Entebbe, Uganda to attend a Girl Guiding World Centre event at Kusafiri.  This Kusafiri event involved two programs, one, a cultural program providing participants with the opportunity to experience…

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Sangam World Centre: Elise’s Volunteering Story

31st October 2018

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a volunteer at Sangam?    Here’s a first hand account from Elise who gives an insight into what she is experiencing first hand … Namaste! My name is Elise, I’m 22,…

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