leading youth


You don’t have to have been a Girl Guide yourself in order to become a Leader of Youth. What you do need is enthusiasm for life, a willingness to try new things, and a sense of community.

As a Leader, you could work with girls aged 5–7, 7–10, 10–14 or 14–18. You will meet with your Guide Unit for weekly meetings, and your role as a Leader will include meeting preparation, facilitating activities, and liaising with both parents and the staff at Guide House (Girl Guides NSW & ACT’s head office).

You will also have the opportunity to attend age-appropriate events with your Unit, including Adventure in the Garden, Jamboree, a boating Regatta and an annual Sleepover at Taronga Zoo.

Comprehensive training is provided at no cost to prospective Leaders to help you reach your leadership potential. The first stage of the process is a Guiding Orientation webinar, which will help you decide whether becoming a Guide Leader is right for you. Following Orientation, you will be given a Learning Partner—an experienced Guide Leader—who will be there to support you as you undergo Leadership Qualification training.

For an introduction to how you can inspire and empower girls, click on this link.

To find out more about the roles of Unit Leader, Assistant Unit Leader and Unit Helper, download Guidelines.

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