What is Girl Guides

What is Girl Guiding?

Guiding provides a values based flexible program for girls and young women in a fun and supportive girl’s only environment. Girls develop leadership skills and a sense of personal responsibility and a shared purpose to make the world a better place.

We are a community based, volunteer organisation. There are 15 Guide Districts in the ACT & SE NSW Region where groups of girls generally meet weekly during the school term. Guides have fun, develop friendships, experience adventure and challenge themselves to try new things by stepping outside their comfort zone in a supported environment.

The Australian Guide program offers activities based on seven areas of development:

  • Leadership
  • Values (Promise and Law)
  • Outdoors
  • Team Work (Patrol System)
  • Service
  • Guiding traditions and history
  • International (World Guiding)

Girl Guides is World wide

Girl Guides ACT & SE NSW is part of Girl Guides NSW and ACT, Girl Guides Australia and part of an international organisation with over 10 million members in 145 countries.

Girl Guides is inclusive

Girls aged from 5 and women from 18 are welcome to join Girl Guides. Girl Guides membership is open to any female regardless of ability, culture, background, religion or belief who is able to make a personal commitment through the Guide Promise and Law.

Girl Guides is apolitical and independent.

Want to know more?

For more information about Girl Guides visit the Girl Guides NSW & ACT and Girl Guides Australia websites.