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Calling All Girl Guides and Brownies

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Remember Girl Guides and Brownies? Earning badges, going on camp and those great tasting biscuits?

Girl Guides Brownies
Brownies. Photo courtesy Girl Guides Australia


Girl Guides started in 1912. The organisation was formed by Lord Baden-Powell shortly after the first Boy Scout Rally in 1909. A large number of girls also turned up to the Rally, showing the organisers that girls loved scouting just as much as boys. From there, Baden-Powell started the Girl Scouts, which then evolved to be the Girl Guides.

How many of us remember these original laws?
A Guide's honour is to be trusted.
A Guide is loyal.
A Guide's duty is to be useful and to help others.
A Guide is a friend to all and a sister to every other Guide.
A Guide is courteous.
A Guide is a friend to animals.
A Guide obeys orders.
A Guide smiles and sings under all difficulties.
A Guide is thrifty.
A Guide is pure in thought, in word and in deed

And, of course - a Guide knew to "Be Prepared"

Girl Guides world map
Girl Guides World Map


Today, Girl Guides has more than 10 million members in 150 countries. With a membership of 2000, it is the largest youth organisation for girls and young women in South Australia. Over a million Australian women have been or still are Girl Guides.



Girl Guides SA is keen to engage with past Guides and Brownies to help inspire today's girls and young women who seek the same adventure, fun and friendships that Guides have always enjoyed. Past members are encouraged to click on the link to complete a bio form to start piecing together and linking SA's Guide history. Whether you were a Guide or a Brownie, a leader, a volunteer or anything in between, the Girl Guides SA would love to hear from you.

Past Girl Guides and Brownies are invited to an afternoon tea at Parliament House on Friday 21st February 2020. Minister for Human Services Michelle Lensink will host the afternoon and meet with the past and present members of the Girl Guides. This event will be a great opportunity for past SA Brownies and Guides to reconnect with their friends and to share their life stories.

Girl Guides SA
Girl Guides SA. photo courtesy Girl Guides of South Australia
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Why? Past Girl Guides and Brownies are invited to an afternoon tea at Parliament House on Friday 21st February 2020. This event will be a great opportunity for past SA Brownies and Guides to reconnect with their friends and to share their life stories.
When: Friday 21st February 2020
Phone: 8418 0900 or email guides@girlguidessa.org.au
Where: Parliament House, Adelaide
Cost: Free
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