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Thinking Day in Ballarat

Following a day where the World Flag was flying at the Ballarat Town Hall, local Girl Guides spent the evening celebrating World Thinking Day at a local outdoor swimming pool. The girls and their families spent their time swimming enjoying a picnic tea singing at a campfire completing activities from the Connect syllabus Photos were…

World Thinking Day statement from Baden-Powell

World Thinking Day/Founder’s Day Statement February 2016 In Baden-Powell’s last message to Scouters and Guiders, released after his death in 1941, in describing the purpose of Scouting and Guiding he wrote “Its aim is to produce healthy, happy, helpful citizens, of both sexes, to eradicate the prevailing narrow self-interest; personal, political, sectarian and national, and…

World Flag flying in Ballarat

On Monday February 22nd February, the Ballarat City Council will acknowledge Thinking Day by flying our World Flag in Sturt Street in front to the Town Hall. If you get a chance, drive past on your way to or from school, or your way to our Thinking Day activity.  This is a special opportunity to see…

Guides enjoy water activities to cool down

On a day where it reached 27.5 degrees in Ballarat, it was quite logical for the local Girl Guide units to migrate to a nearby waterpark.  Uniforms and all. Approximately 50 Guides aged between 5 and 18 (and their Leaders) took full advantage of the new water play facilities in Sebastopol, playing under tipping buckets, towering…

Girls Rock 2016

  Girl Guide Leaders from across Victoria gathered at the Melbourne Town Hall for the annual Girls Rock conference.  This special activity is for adult Guiding members and focuses on Empowering our Leaders for the future. Leaders from the Ballarat District joined those from the Grampians Region and headed east on several early morning V-Line…

Baden-Powell Award for Angela

13 Years as a Girl Guide 2015 was a very busy year for Angela at Girl Guides. As a youth member for 13 consecutive years, she is quite familiar with setting and achieving personal goals, but last year resulted in multiple accomplishments. Angela originally joined Guiding as a shy 5 year old when her mother,…

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