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
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.
Our Girl Guides enjoyed a magical weekend of camping and activities with other Guides from the Central Highlands Region.
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
- Complete the online form below
- Print and post the form (pdf)
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