Guides Blog

From Plastic Free July to a plastic free Unit!

17th January 2018

Toongabbie Rainbow Senior Guides It all started during a Unit meeting where we were looking at potential activities and badges to add to our term program. We noticed the 2017 Enviro Guide Challenge badge included a suggested activity called “Plastic…

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An Outstanding Youth Worker

9th January 2018

Rhonda Foley Rhonda was recently Highly Commended for the Outstanding Youth Worker Award presented by the Youth Coalition ACT. I’ve been a Guide since I was seven because my Mum thought it would be a good thing to do. I still…

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‘Girl Guides Go Places’ – that means you!

20th December 2017

Echo Huang Echo Huang from Girl Guides NSW-ACT reflects on her experience at Hong Kong Centenary Camp one year later and why she thinks other Girl Guides should go places! I’ll admit that my international experience was ‘unconventional.’ I had…

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‘I have a passion for helping people achieve…’

5th December 2017

Amanda Nicholls Amanda is second from the left. I started Girl Guiding in 1997. I vividly recall receiving a letter in the post from the District Leader at the time asking if I would be interested in being a junior…

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Why I volunteer

5th December 2017 1

Rachel Shaddick I started Girl Guides in Western Australia in 2006 as a youth member. When I turned 14 I became a junior leader, supporting my unit and developing my leadership skills while still being able to participate in Guiding…

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80 years in Guiding: Florence’s legacy

5th December 2017 1

Florence Evans I was born in Rotherhithe in London in 1918.  My mother was one of the original Guides with Lady Baden-Powell when the Girl Guide movement was started.  She later became a leader in the Guide company that was…

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‘I can see that I make a difference’

5th December 2017

Claire Bickell I started as a Girl Guide in 1989 with 1st Fairfield Girl Guides.  When I turned 18, I decided to continue as a volunteer Unit Leader and help others to have the same fun I did. After four…

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‘Guiding made me into the woman I am today’

5th December 2017

Kirstyn Taylor I started in Girl Guides in 1991 as a Brownie with Minot Brownie Guides. We then moved to Toronto where I continued Brownies, then Guides. I moved to Glendale in NSW to finish Guides before moving on to…

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3 things Girl Guides have taught me

18th November 2017

Rashmika Undugodage My name is Rashmika and I am ranger guide with the Canterbury Ranger Guides in Victoria. Girl Guides has been a big part of my life for the last 10 years. I completed my Queen’s Guide Awards in…

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Junior Guides Mad Science Camp!

10th November 2017 2

Melanie Broadbent – Unit Leader 3A Rosella Junior Guides (ages 7-10) are an enthusiastic and inquisitive group of girls keen to learn about the world around them. Throughout this year, they have been actively engaged in environmental and science activities,…

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