What We Do

What Girl Guides do – Choose your own adventure

Mount Annan canoeing-long LONGFor over 100 years Girl Guides have been learning life skills, developing their leadership abilities and becoming self-confident, responsible community members.

Girl Guides offers girls access to a great variety of activities.  Guides participate in weekly meetings which could include games, outdoor activities, craft, cooking, camping, environmental activities, hiking, canoeing and more.

Because girls play an important part in choosing, planning and running their own activities, no two guide units are the same.  In fact, no two weeks are the same for any guide unit.

The Australian Girl Guide Program

The Australian Girl Guide Program offers a variety of fun activities that focus on self-development in the areas of practical skills, physical development and relationships with people, appropriate to the girls’ ages and interests.  Girls of all ages are involved in decision making, planning, implementing and evaluating their activities.  Guiding is about being part of a team.

The program is based around seven key areas:

Leadership skills

Values (Promise and Law)

Outdoors

Team Work (Patrol System)

Service

International experience (world guiding)

Guiding history and traditions

The Australian Guide Program also offers girls an opportunity to challenge themselves by developing interests and skills to gain badges and awards.

Advocacy is another important aspect of the Guide Program.  Guides are encouraged to advocate on behalf of girls and women everywhere, and importantly are empowered to advocate for themselves. Through guiding activities which focus on issues such as the environment and the millennium development goals, girls are encouraged to think about challenging issues and to take practical steps to make changes in their lives and the lives of others.