Guiding and Scouting

Girl Guide badges earned

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Were you or are you a member of the Scouting or Guiding movement begun by Lord Baden Powell early in the 1900’s? Well, today celebrates the 70th year of his death in Kenya in 1941.

I began as a Brownie, then Guide where I earned the highest award – Queen’s Guide.  I also ran Brownies then Guides then Rangers. I represented Australia twice in overseas camps in Fiji and Hong Kong. As an amateur radio operator, I also helped run the annual Jamboree on the air held each October.

I most enjoyed those camps where I stayed up all night talking on the radio to other operators around the world.

What did or do you enjoy about being in an organization like the Scouts or Guides?


  • Your camp blanket brought back many happy memories of Guide Camps. Our Guide Leader was so progressive, we camped with Scouts, competing & winning the gold for best wooden ‘washing up station’ & shoe rack. I could probably whip one up now (25 yrs later!!) pass me some rope!

  • I ADORED being a brownie, guide and ranger! Best memories where the camp sessions – still remember all my knotting skills and am positive it all stood me in good stead for numerous activities in life!
    Yo ho ho a guiding life for me!

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