Girl Guides are more than just girls who sell delicious biscuits to fundraise.
The organisation aims to empower girls and young women, aged five to 17, to grow into confident, self respecting, responsible community members.
Did you know the concept first started in 1909 when a groups of girls attended a boy scout rally in the UK and declared they were girl scouts. Guides were introduced that year and Girl Guides started on May 31, 1910, and are still remain a popular group today.
Nothing says #ArchivesSquadGoals, like these Girl Guides from 1929! This photo comes from the scrapbook of Kitty Holdsworth, a Girl Guide leader. It documentsher experiences leadingtroops of girls. Part of her squadincluded Beatrix Potter who allowed the girls to camp on her property. #ArchivesHashtagParty #Learcenter #girlguides
Over the years there’s been plenty of guides who’ve gone on to high-ranking roles in the world, including Julie Bishop, Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs.
Bishop met with Girl Guide representatives in Canberra. Taking to social media she said she loved the chance to meet them, being a former Girl Guide herself.
Her guide skills might have come in handy a few times during her career, but none more than when she was presented with four live pigs as a diplomatic gift.
Bishop revealed that experience on The House during an interview with Annabel Crabb, which screened on ABC last night.
These days Guides get up to lots of activities, some traditional, other’s more modern, but they still abide by the same values of the early days.
I survived the Tat! (And was spared the "flipcident" experienced by my brave co-Guider @vanessa1007 and some of our other girls!) Rafting the Tatshenshini River with my Girl Guides in the Yukon! Wish I could have had a camera out there – the mountain views were just incredible. #yukon #girlguides #tatshenshini #tatshenshiniriver #tatshenshiniexpediting
Here’s the original Guide Law that was first established in 1910.
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.
Wishing old photos came with dialogue. Would love to know where this was taken and what future path found these #girlguides My Nana (back row white blouse): married a WW2 vet, settled in #drumheller had two boys, made the best chocolate cake, drank tons of tea ☕️, walked everywhere, loved flea markets, and believed in the power of cocoa butter on her skin ?? #girlguides #girlguidesofcanada #archives #alberta #1940s #genealogy#whereisthisplace