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!
Last night our Guides took their first batch of biscuits home to sell. We taste tested the new range (lots of positive feedback!) and finished our handmade posters for our stall this weekend. It’s all good fun but it’s important to remind ourselves and the Guides parents’ of the reasons why we sell Girl Guide biscuits. There are obviously financial benefits but there are other … Continue reading The importance of selling Girl Guide biscuits
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!
Who is Guides for?
This is a really interesting question because it’s one that lots of people think they know the answer to, but actually many of them are mistaken.
Recently, the Mum of one of our Guides made the comment that she had previously thought Guides was for “girly” girls. As a result, her daughter had originally enrolled with Scouts. Continue reading Who is Guides for?
My first experience of leadership was at the tender age of seven, where I managed one full-time employee (aged four, paid below minimum wage in half-Kit Kats) and numerous customer service complaints at my little shop in the living room of our house. Continue reading Natural-born leaders and ‘learning on the job’
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
There are many aspects of Guides that set us apart from other youth organisations, our structure being one of them. We call it The Patrol System. People naturally form social groups. As humans, we crave the sense of belonging that comes from friendship. So in Guiding we’ve developed a system that both uses and builds on that human instinct. Patrols are small groups that work together … Continue reading The Patrol System: Friendship in Naturally Formed Social Groups
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?