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Girl Guides Australia
Girl Guides Australia
Country Australia
Founded 1910
Membership 30,811
Chief Commissioner Lynne Price
Affiliation World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
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Girl Guides Australia is the national Guiding organisation in Australia. Founded in 1910, the girls-only organization became a full member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 1928. It has 30,811 members (as of 2003). Over a million Australian women are, or have been, Guides.[1]


Program and ideals

Since 1996, all youth members from 5-18 have been known as Guides. However, they meet in age based groups.

Age 5-6: Pre Junior Guides (Previously Gumnut Guides) 7-10: Junior Guides (Brownies) 10-14: Girl Guides 14-18: Senior Guides (Ranger Guides) 18-30: Olave Program (Rangers)

Guide Leaders are adult volunteers aged 18 or over.

The Girl Guide emblem incorporates elements of the flag of Australia.


Guide Promise

I promise to do my best:
To do my duty to God,
to serve the Queen (optional) and my country,
To help other people, and
To keep the Guide Law

Guide Law

A Guide is loyal and can be trusted.
A Guide is helpful.
A Guide is polite and considerate.
A Guide is friendly and a sister to all Guides.
A Guide is kind to animals and respects all living things.
A Guide is obedient.
A Guide has courage and is cheerful in all difficulties.
A Guide makes good use of her time.
A Guide takes care of her own possessions and those of other people.
A Guide is self-controlled in all she thinks, says and does.

Guide biscuits

Guides sell manufactured biscuits to raise money for the organisation. The money raised is spent at a local and national level.


Guides will be celebrating celebrating 100 years of Guiding across Australia from September 2009 to February 2011.[2]

Guides in Victoria will be hosting the Australian Centenary Event (ACE) from 3 - 9 January 2010. It will be an international camp for 1500 girls. Pippa Penguin is the mascot for ACE.

See also


  1. ^ "About Us". Girl Guides Australia. Retrieved 2009-03-30.  
  2. ^ "Celebrate the Centenary of Guiding in 2010". Girl Guides Australia. Retrieved 2009-03-30.  


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