6 facts about Girl Guides that no-one is talking about

People who are involved in Guides often forget what the organisation looks like from the outside. We try to come up with short “elevator speeches” to help us explain what Guides is to those who aren’t sure. We make assumptions about your prior knowledge which means you don’t always get the information that you need.

So settle in while I fill you in on the parts that no-one tells you about. Continue reading 6 facts about Girl Guides that no-one is talking about

How Guide Camps are Making the World a Better Place

I just spent the weekend with a neighbouring Guide District, on their first ever District Camp. This means that there was one camp being run for all Guides, from age 5 right up to age 14. The younger girls (Gumnut Guides and Brownie Guides) slept in the indoor accommodation and the 10-14 year olds (Girl Guides) set up camp nearby with their fancy new canvas … Continue reading How Guide Camps are Making the World a Better Place

The Guide Promise

It’s easy to make a promise, isn’t it? You say a few words and boom, you’re a wonderful person. You might promise to look after the neighbour’s cat while they’re out. Maybe you’ve promised to never tell anyone that your daughter has her first crush. But how do you promise to be a Good Person, for the rest of your life?

Well, you do it with intention. Continue reading The Guide Promise

A little help from a friend

Biscuit season will soon be upon us and Guide Leaders all over Australia are having mixed feelings about it. On the one hand, it’s great for publicity and the Guides get really excited about selling (at the start of the season, anyway!), but on the other hand it’s additional stress for our volunteers and it’s not a fantastic fundraiser (high effort, low gain).

Last year, we published a post with lots of really awesome tips to help our wonderful Guide Leaders get through the season. This year, we thought it’d be helpful to share some useful resources. Continue reading A little help from a friend

Free Being Me

Back in 2014, Free Being Me was launched in Australia. The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) joined forces with Dove to create a resource to help tackle the issue of appearance-related anxiety. Different activity packs were released with appropriate activities for different age groups, in 17 languages and tailored for either a girl-only or co-educational environment. Continue reading Free Being Me

10 Awesome Skills I’ve Learned Through Girl Guides!

I think we all agree that our childhood experiences help shape the adults we become. In general, they say that the more positive experiences you have in your youth, the better you’re able to ‘function’ as an adult. So let me tell you about some of the events that have impacted me and moulded me into the sort of person that enjoys giving back to her community! Continue reading 10 Awesome Skills I’ve Learned Through Girl Guides!