‘I love that it is empowering young girls to grow into future leaders. The girls have a community where they are safe and valued, independent of school and family and that is so important.´
Girl Guides offer girls aged 5-17 years a unique experience – a safe, welcoming girl-only space where girls get access to a great variety of activities year round all aimed at helping your daughter become a strong, confident young women.
Through a series of programs and activities, girls have the opportunity to discover new interests, develop their talents and share the experience with a group of friends. Guiding is girl led which means that the girls help choose their activities and events. The girls are assisted by volunteer Leaders who encourage the Guides to learn new skills and take on new challenges.
Guiding is open to all girls and we offer a place where girls can learn and have fun, free from the pressures of society. Guiding has been shown to help young people to build resilience and to increase their chances of achieving more in life.
Parents are encouraged to get involved in Guiding whether by becoming a Leader, assisting at Unit meetings when able, by sharing skills such as teaching a sport or helping with the administration of the Unit. There are so many ways parents can play a role in Guiding and parents can have a huge impact by volunteering however they can.
To find out more about Guiding in your area, please contact your local State office.