Guides Blog

Magnetic Island Magic!

26th April 2018

Lauren Hansen, Ku-Ring-Gai Olaves One of the wonderful things about being an Olave is the lifelong friends you make through Guiding that are by your side, ready for adventure at any opportunity! I tested this on the Easter long Weekend,…

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5 Questions to tell if your girl is a Good Sport

11th April 2018

Sasha Wasley, Girl Guides WA Picture: Renae Droop/RDW Photography With the Commonwealth Games underway on the Gold Coast, your Girl Guide might be dreaming of grand achievements in the sporting field. Or maybe she’s thinking about her wins in the…

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How to put children’s rights first

5th April 2018

Vanessa Kutcher Children are human. Children have special rights, which are outlined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Australia is a signatory of the CRC and therefore have the obligation to uphold and actualise…

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Morning Teal for Ovarian Cancer

28th March 2018

Hannah Preston, Castle Hill Girl Guides, Queensland At the beginning of every year, my other leader and I give the Guides and Rangers a list of events, celebrations or fun days to include in our Guiding calendar so we can…

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Increasing cultural diversity in Girl Guiding

21st March 2018

Mel Reoch, Community Development Officer, Girl Guides Victoria “Are all Girl Guides white?” echoed the words of one girl above the hum of the crowd of Guides, as they gathered on the steps of Parliament House in Melbourne, just over…

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International Women’s Day: Future World Changers

7th March 2018

Emma Grigg and Monique Olszewski, Warrragul Girl Guides The ‘Future World Changers’ project began after we saw a classroom display featuring primary school students and what they wanted to be when they ‘grew up’. Being school teachers and Guide leaders,…

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Impact of Girl Guides (Queensland)

22nd February 2018

Katie Rae, Darling Downs Board Region, Queensland To celebrate World Thinking Day,  we asked some of our members to share their perspective on the impact of Girl Guides.  In 2016, I attended Leading Edge in Alice Springs, where I was…

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The impact of Girl Guides (Western Australia)

22nd February 2018 1

Niamh Hegney, Mundaring, Western Australia To celebrate World Thinking Day,  we asked some of our members to share their perspective on the impact of Girl Guides. Niamh (left) received the Rising Star Award from the Shire of Mundaring on Australia…

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The impact of Girl Guides (Northern Territory)

22nd February 2018 1

Connor Somerville, Alice Springs Leader, Northern Territory Girl Guiding empowers young girls to try things they wouldn’t normally do, to express ideas and build on them and then create something wonderful that they can own and show pride in. There…

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The impact of Girl Guides (South Australia)

22nd February 2018 1

Judy Harris, Knightsbridge Guides, South Australia To celebrate World Thinking Day,  we asked some of our members to share their perspective on the impact of Girl Guides. Me with five girls from my unit at the Welcome Ceremony at Our…

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