australian guide program

The Australian Guide Program provides girls and young women with a sense of purpose, belonging and achievement. It’s a non-formal education program providing leadership and personal skill development.

The Program is based on the view of the Founder, Lord Baden-Powell, that the 'activities, while delighting girls', should also give them 'a course of education outside the school' in four areas: character and intelligence; skill and handicraft; physical health and hygiene; service for others and fellowship.

While Baden-Powell’s language might sound archaic, his message still rings true: we aim to give girls adventures, friendship, inspiration, rapture and laugh-out-loud fun, at the same time as we take them beyond their comfort zone to extend their skills and improve their confidence. 
As the Program symbol shows, the Australian Guide Program has these focal points:
PHYSICAL: Giving girls opportunities to become fit, healthy and strong
PRACTICAL: Enabling girls to learn skills that will help them throughout their lives
PEOPLE: Helping girls to develop friendships, and skills at understanding and caring for others
SELF: Giving girls opportunities to grow by challenging themselves and learning to lead.