Girl Guides in Australia is community based and meets outside school hours. There are approximately 260 Guide Districts in NSW & ACT where groups of girls meet on a weekly basis during the school term. By meeting locally with their peers, our girls have fun, develop friendships, experience adventure and challenge themselves to try new things by stepping outside of their comfort zone. They become a member of a small team (Patrol) within their Unit, which builds a sense of belonging, encourages teamwork, helping girls to grow in confidence and have a voice. With the support of volunteer female leaders, Guides enables girls and young women to grow into confident, self- respecting, responsible community members.
Last term Galston Girl Guides were part of an international program entitled ‘Free Being Me’ which supports girls and young women to be all that they can be. Together with the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, Girl Guides Australia partnered with Dove to create a program that aims to reach 3.5 million girls across the world by 2016.
During an overnight camp at Galston Guide Hall, the girls made T-Shirts and designed their own ‘Free Being Me’ messages.
Galston Girl Guides meet on Thursday 5-6.30pm at 414 Galston Road, Galston. Please contact Mary 0423 353644 for more information or visit www.girlguides-nswact.org.au