What is Girl Guides?
Welcome to Girl Guides NT. Whether you are an existing Member or a visitor to our website—we are delighted you have come to visit our Organisation and do hope you enjoy learning more about us. Please take time to explore this site and find out about the array of opportunities and experiences Guiding offers girls from 5–17 years and women from 18 years. Guiding is an inter-generational organisation open to all, so no matter what your age, there is something for you!
Let me tell you a little about Girl Guides to get you started:
Guiding provides a values based dynamic and flexible non-formal educational program for girls and young women in a fun and supportive girl’s only environment. Girls develop leadership skills and a sense of personal responsibility and a shared purpose to make the world a better place.
Girl Guides in Australia is community based and meets outside school hours. There are 6 Guide Districts in NT where groups of girls (Units) mostly 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 amazing team of volunteer female leaders (yes you can be one), Guides enables girls and young women to grow into confident, self- respecting, responsible community members.
By being part of a global movement, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, we have access to cutting edge contemporary projects with a focus on leadership and creating opportunities so “all girls are valued and take action to change the world”.
Why Girl Guides?
There are many after school activities available for girls—Girl Guides offers girls aged five to 17 something unique: access to a great variety of activities throughout the year.
Our organisation is part of Girl Guides Australia, one of 145 member countries in the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). This means we share the ideals and resources of 10 million members worldwide, and members have the chance to experience international events, projects and friendships.
What's on offer for my daughter?
Variety is the key word. She will enjoy a weekly meeting during the school term with girls in her age group. Meetings combine games, outdoor activities, craft, cooking, environment awareness and more, including camping, all tailored to her age and experience.
There’s also the chance to meet other girls at local, state and national events, help people in her community, and train in boating and other outdoor skills.
Girl Guides will give your daughter the chance to be herself and grow in self-confidence. She will also have fun with other girls and form lasting friendships.