Girl Guide Law

All Guides abide by a set of laws that provide a framework and philosophy for living.  The Guide Law encompasses the values of our Organisation within a modern world.

The wording reflects the choices our members made to cover respect, honesty, friendliness, world and environment, responsibility, empowerment and character.

The Guide Law

As a Guide I will strive to:

  • Respect myself and others
  • Be considerate, honest and trustworthy
  • Be friendly to others
  • Make choices for a better world
  • Use my time and abilities wisely
  • Be thoughtful and optimistic
  • Live with courage and strength

Blast from the Past

Prior to July 5th 2012, the Guide Law was:

    1. A Guide is loyal and can be trusted.
    2. A Guide is helpful.
    3. A Guide is polite and considerate.
    4. A Guide is friendly and a sister to all Guides.
    5. A Guide is kind to animals and respects all living things.
    6. A Guide is obedient.
    7. A Guide has courage and is cheerful in all difficulties.
    8. A Guide makes good use of her time.
    9. A Guide takes care of her own possessions and those of other people.
    10. A Guide is self-controlled in all she thinks, says and does.

And back to 1922

1922 Guide Law at the time Guiding was introduced to Ballarat:

  1. A Guide's honour is to be trusted.
  2. A Guide is loyal.
  3. A Guide's duty is to be useful and to help others.
  4. A Guide is a friend to all and a sister to every other Guide no matter to what social class the other belongs.
  5. A Guide is courteous.
  6. A Guide is a friend to animals.
  7. A Guide obeys orders.
  8. A Guide smiles and sings under all difficulties.
  9. A Guide is thrifty.
  10. A Guide keeps herself pure in thoughts, words and deeds.

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