OUR MISSIONS IS TO EMPOWER GIRLS AND YOUNG WOMEN TO GROW INTO CONFIDENT, SELF-RESPECTING, RESPONSIBLE COMMUNITY MEMBERS.
We provide girls with opportunities to grow, learn and have fun in relevant and meaningful ways. We provide a foundation for girls and young women to be the best that they can be and harness their individual potential to make a difference in the world. We foster personal character based on our values of respect and collaboration to engender leadership qualities.
This year, we are celebrating 100 Years Strong - building on a 100-year tradition of helping to develop a brighter and better world. We strive to empower girls and young women to grow into confident, self-respecting, responsible community members.
We instill in our members a desire to take action on issues they care about and to contribute to the communities around them as a key part of their personal growth.
Girl Guides Queensland is part of the largest volunteer organisation for girls and young women in the world. We are a member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) and are involved in the Asia Pacific Region. WAGGGS is a movement providing non-formal education for girls and young women to develop leadership and life skills through self-development, challenge and adventure.
“Girl Guides have a unique distinction in that they founded themselves” Robert Baden-Powell.
At the first boy scout rally held in London in 1909 Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Boy Scouts, was taken aback when a number of girls attended, proclaiming themselves to be girl Scouts. His sister Agnes quickly organised them into a group which subsequently became the Girl Guides.
From as early as 1909 girls in Australia were forming Guiding groups, and 1919 the Queensland chapter was born.
Today, as a 100-year-old organisation, we are part of the very fabric of Queensland and will continue to encourage, educate and inspire the next generation of girls and young women to become our leaders of tomorrow.
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