About Girl Guides
Guiding in Queensland was established in 1919 due to the demand from girls wanting to become Girl Guides. Girl Guides Australia has more history on Guiding in Australia. Today, Girl Guides Queensland is the largest youth organisation for girls and young women in Queensland with almost 5000 youth members and 1000 volunteer Leaders and adult Members.
Girl Guides Queensland is made up of 24 Regions, which contain over 160 Districts throughout Queensland. Each District may be made up of several multi-aged Units, with youth members aged 5 to 17, Leaders (18+) and Junior Leaders (14-17) in various roles.
Girl Guides Queensland is an organisation that creates safe and friendly environments for children and young people where they can:
- Feel safe and are protected from harm,
- Have a say in planning activities and other decisions affecting them,
- Are listened to,
- Are respected,
- And have their best interests considered and upheld.
We are an organisation that welcomes and actively seeks members from all racial, ethnic, religious and socio-economic groups. Girl Guides Queensland is a member organisation of Girl Guides Australia and a member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). We are also a member of Queensland Youth Alliance (QYA), which is a mainstream organisation in Queensland that advocates for young peoples access to personal and leadership development.