100 Years of Guiding in Ballarat

Ballarat Guides are celebrating !!

During 2022-2023 we will be celebrating our 100th birthday.

The first Girl Guide unit in Ballarat opened in 1922 and Guiding has consistently contributed to the local community.  Guides often carry flags at official ceremonies, stand as guard at ANZAC Day vigils, cook meals for those in need, participate in Clean Up Australia campaigns, sell ANZAC Day badges and clean the toys at the Ballarat Toy Library.

Hundreds of women have dedicated many hours of their time, their expertise and passion for empowering girls and young women to discover their potential.

To date we have acknowledged our birthday in various:

  • the World Flag has been flying outside of the Ballarat Town Hall
  • a World Thinking Day observation activity was held throughout the streets of Ballarat
  • a Region-wide camp and activity was held at Lingbogol

Activities to Celebrate

World Flag flying high

Our Guide World Flag is flying at the Ballarat Town Hall today to acknowledge a meeting held in July 1922 that formalised the beginning of Guiding in Ballarat.

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Region Activity Day

Our Girl Guides enjoyed a magical weekend of camping and activities with other Guides from the Central Highlands Region.

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Ballarat Guiding event for Thinking Day

Guides from all across Ballarat have joined together to kick off celebrations for 100 years of Guiding as well as World Thinking Day.

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Ballarat District 100 Year Badge

Centenary Badge

We have our very own badge to celebrate 100 years of Guiding in Ballarat.

The syllabus for this badge is all based on KINDNESS.

Complete the challenge sheet and return to your Leader.

100 Guiding Memories

We have set ourselves several challenges and one of these is to collect 100 Guiding memories from past Girl Guides and Leaders.

We’d love for you to share your memories as we explore our local Guiding history.

You can either

100 Guiding Memories Promo

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