Girl Guides provides a non-formal education program that is a dynamic, flexible and values-based training in life skills, decision-making and leadership. It is supported by trained volunteer Leaders who are committed to Girl Guides Australia’s mission statement:
To enable girls and young women to grow into confident, self-respecting, responsible community members.
Girl Guides is all about getting girls together in a supportive and caring environment to form friendships and learn new skills. They usually meet once a week during school term at a local community centre or guide hut and grouped with girls of similar ages.
They are led by a guide leader who will provide activities related to their skill level and their experience so what happens will vary week to week. You can expect your child to do everything from helping on a community level right through to outdoor skill adventures, craft, cooking and more. They will also have the opportunity to work towards challenge badges in many different areas as well as attending camps if they so desire.
There is also a Lone Guide program for kids that are unable to physically attend guides for any reason. Guides is open to kids from the ages of 5 to 17 years of age. To find a guide hut near you phone 1300 447 548 or head to their website www.guidesqld.org