Public Service Announcement: The Gumnut Guides are Coming!

We are excited to announce that another Guide unit will soon be opening in St Lucia! Continue reading Public Service Announcement: The Gumnut Guides are Coming!

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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

Girl Guide biscuits delivery

How to survive Girl Guide biscuit season (from one Guide Leader to another!)

Biscuit season is not far away. It’s a time of excitement for many but it can also be a source of stress or anxiety for Guide Leaders. As volunteers we do not receive training in how to run a business, but that’s exactly we do each biscuit season.

So here are some quick and simple tips to help you (the wonderful volunteer that you are!) get through biscuit season this year. Continue reading How to survive Girl Guide biscuit season (from one Guide Leader to another!)

C’mon April… We’re Ready for You!

Phew! What a busy month St Lucia Guide District has had! March has just flown by and as we head further into April (and Term 2), Guiding in St Lucia looks quite different when compared to only a few short weeks ago. Leader Trainings In order to stay up-to-date, Leaders are required to attend a variety of trainings. This month our Leaders have attended a … Continue reading C’mon April… We’re Ready for You!

Thinking Day 2016 Connect Bracelet #connect10million

Thinking Day, Musgrave Park

Every year, Guides and Girl Scouts all over the world celebrate Thinking Day. The annual event falls on February 22nd, which was the birth date of both our founder Robert Baden-Powell and his wife, Olave. Last weekend Guides of all ages, from across Brisbane and beyond, came together to “connect” with each other and celebrate the meaningful connections in their lives. The St Lucia Brownie … Continue reading Thinking Day, Musgrave Park

Girls in STEM: Computer Coding!

Our Girl Guides (ages 10 – 14) recently took their usual weekly meeting to the local park. When they arrived, they pulled out their laptops and connected to the free Wi-Fi provided (thanks, Brisbane City Council!). Once logged in to their new accounts at Code.org, they were able to learn how to write the code required to move a character around their computer screen – straight lines, … Continue reading Girls in STEM: Computer Coding!

Help us spread the word…

“Are Girl Guides still around?” “I thought you merged with the Scouts” “What do Girl Guides actually do?” As Guide Leaders we hear these sorts of comments regularly and we’re sure that you, as parents of Guides, will be familiar with them too. The St Lucia Brownie Guides and Girl Guides want to remind our local community that we are still here. We want to show … Continue reading Help us spread the word…

Why should my daughter join Guides?

These days there are so many options for extracurricular activities that it can be hard to decide which will suit your daughter best. Should she play the flute or join the soccer team? What about choir or drama classes? Should she be in a supportive environment or a challenging one? Should it focus on education? The choices are endless. Sometimes it can be overwhelming, so we … Continue reading Why should my daughter join Guides?