WHY JOIN GUIDES?
Guides is a fun way of making new friends. It helps girls grow by gaining skills in communication, teamwork, decision making and leadership. We go on camps, try and learn a wide range of activities, some adventurous, but all in a safe and supportive environment. We complete challenges and get awarded badges which you may have seen on our sashes. But most of all...we have fun!!!>
Why is it just for girls?
WHAT DO WE DO?
Research has shown that girls and young women can achieve more when they are in an all girls environment.
Activities and Camps
We participate in Girl Guides NSW and ACT organised activities wherever possible. Each year, the Junior Guides look forward to attending Adventure Day at the Glengarry Guide Property at North Turramurra whilst the Guides love to sleep under the stars with the animals at the Winter Zoo Sleepout. We also organise our own camps at Guide properties, usually 2 or 3 weekend camps per year. The extra activities and camps usually involve a small extra cost. Camps are always a favourite activity with our girls!.
Craft activities teach girls to use their creativity and develop skills using a variety of materials and mediums.
Our girls enjoy fun games which aim to develop teamwork, co-operation, leadership and most of all...to have fun!
Guides are respected members of the community, and as such give service to local community events, such as Citizenship Ceremonies, Anzac Day, and Australia Day.
Many girls start Guides by attending a Bring a Friend night, where they join in activities and learn about Guide traditions. They attend the age group most appropriate for their age:
This Unit is for girls aged from 6 to 10.
Girls are able to progress to Guides when they are close to 10 years old. They stay until they are 14 before moving to local Ranger Guide Units.
Girls are encouraged to try Guides on any night. Arrange it with one of the Leaders (see contact details). A girl can visit a Guide Unit for two weeks whilst she decides if Guiding is the right thing for her. After that time, she will need to join Guides NSW to continue attending.
Membership with Girl Guides NSW and ACT
Girls are required to become members of Girl Guides NSW and ACT. The annual membership fee is lower than for most sporting club registrations. It pays for insurance and helps produce resources and events. Parents receive a registration form signed by the Leader and dated with the girls first meeting. You are required to register two weeks after the first visit. This should be posted directly to
Locked Bag 950
Strawberry Hills NSW 2012
Guide House will send you an invoice one month before registration is next due. If possible, please make a copy of this form and give it to the Leader. (2011 = $100 per year 2012 = $110 per year)
The following fees are due at the beginning of each term or may be paid for the year in advance (very helpful!). A simple envelope system is used to collect fees. At the beginning of each term, an envelope is issued to your child, with their name and the amount owing. Cash or cheques are to be returned as soon as possible to your Leader, or the Treasurer. Direct deposit is also available.
- Support Group Voluntary Contribution ($10 per term per family). A tax deductible fee (official receipt issued) which is used by the District Support Group (see below) for the maintenance of the hall, phone, District scarves, bags, Leader Training and promotional material. Whilst it is voluntary, we ask that it is supported by each family, however if you experience difficulty, please talk to your Leader.
- Unit Fee ($20 per term per girl). Used for the weekly costs of running the Guide Unit (materials, food items etc)
All parents and Guardians are members of the District Support Group. The District Support Group meet twice a term and support the Leaders in their roles. Without a Support Group, Elanora District is not allowed to operate. It is very important that the parents of the District make themselves available to hold positions on the committee: Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer and Maintenance Coordinator. Nominations and elections are held at our Annual General Meeting held in March or April each year.
Our uniform gives us a strong sense of identity and belonging. We participate in lots of community activities and we wear our formal uniform. Girls need a formal uniform by the time they are ready to make their Promise. Our unit has selected items available for purchase - see the Uniform Flier for full details.
The Guide Shops stock everything you need for guiding including all the elements of the uniform, as well as books, badges, mess kits and camp blankets.
- Guide House Unit 14, 77-79 Bourke Road, ALEXANDRIA
PH: 9317 4200
Open - Mon to Thurs 8:30am - 4:30pm
- Glengarry Corner Milton and Miowera Roads, NORTH TURRAMURRA
PH: 9144 7278
Open - Fri 1:30pm - 5:00pm, Sat 8:30pm - 2:00pm
Kylie Llewellyn (Quokka)
Mob: 0414 507 071
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Felina French (Possum)
Mob: 0417 020 988
Email - email@example.com