Guides Blog

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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Child Rights Trees

26th October 2018

At our Sydney Jamboree, many activities took place throughout the week;  one which is especially resonant with National Children’s Week taking place this week, is the ‘Child Rights Tree‘. Led by Ashleigh Armstrong, a Girl Guide herself and Leader of…

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Volunteering At Sangam: Louise’s story

2nd July 2018

    Namaste! My name is Louise and I volunteered at Sangam World Centre as a Guest Services Intern for six months. My journey to working at a World Centre began, like so many others, when my guide unit would…

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My farewell to Girl Guides Australia

31st May 2018

Charlie Regan, National Social Media Coordinator For those of you who don’t know me, you have probably seen my work. Since the 24th of February 2016, I have been the National Social Media Coordinator for Girl Guides Australia. So (for…

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“Courage is growth” camp!

16th May 2018 2

St Lucia Guides St Lucia Brownies (ages 7 to 10) and St Lucia Guides (ages 10 to 14) all went on an adventure Guide Camp at PGL Kindilan, Redland Bay Queensland. The theme was “Courage is Growth” and we had…

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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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