At the first Boy Scout Rally held in London in 1909 Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Boy Scouts, was surprised by a number of girls who insisted they wanted to be Girl Scouts. He agreed that something was needed for the girls and in 1910 the Girl Guides Association was formed. From as early as 1909 girls in Australia were forming guiding groups and by 1920 Girl Guide Associations had been formed in six states. In 1926 the State Associations federated and formed a national organisation, which became a founding member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 1928 (see https://www.girlguides.org.au/about/guiding-past-present/history-of-guiding/). Girl Guides offers girls aged five to 17 access to a great variety of activities throughout the year. Guides helps girls develop their skills in a safe environment while having fun and finding friends.The Guides aims to empower girls and young women to grow into confident, self respecting and responsible community members.
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Girl Guides NSW & ACT's Board of Directors provides governance, strategic planning, sets policy, ensures accountability, approves and monitors significant projects and expenditure. The Chief Executive reports to the Board and is supported by staff who work hand-in-hand with a team of senior volunteers.
Officer in charge of the Archives: Honorary Archivist
Administración de registros y políticas de recolección
Material relating to the history of Girl Guides Association (NSW) including books, memorabilia and badges, office records and the Association's own publications.
Instrumentos de descripción, guías y publicaciones
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Open by appointment. Closed over Christmas - New Year period.
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Two weeks' advance notice of visit advisable including details of research subject. Requests can be made in writing or by email.
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General reference assistance available.
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Copying services available.
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Revised 1 March 2019
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Educación (Thematic area)
Recreación / Ocio / Deporte (Thematic area)
Social Organisations and Activities (Thematic area)
Suite 202 (level 2), 55 Holt Street, Surry Hills
Postal address: PO Box 950, Strawberry Hills, NSW, 2012 Sydney, New South Wales 2010