Preparing to celebrate the International Year of the Girl Guides are (from left) Northern Rivers division leader Helen Hargreaves, Elizabeth Cheater, of Clunes, and Jess Fish, of Kyogle.
Preparing to celebrate the International Year of the Girl Guides are (from left) Northern Rivers division leader Helen Hargreaves, Elizabeth Cheater, of Clunes, and Jess Fish, of Kyogle. Cathy Adams

Girl Guides turn 100

AT 17, this is Jess Fish’s last year as a girl guide.

But before she hangs up her blue uniform, she and other Northern Rivers guides will celebrate the International Year of the Girl Guides, to recognise the organisation’s centenary year.

“The things we do now are different than 100 years ago, but the values stay the same,” said Jess, who much prefers abseiling to the old sewing skills of last century.

Northern Rivers Girl Guides division leader Helen Hargreaves said local girl guides would be joining more than 4000 girls in Melbourne for the ACE Jamboree, a national event to celebrate the Centenary of Guiding.

“On October 10, all guides in the world will be renewing their girl guide vows,” she said.

The Federal Minister for the Status of Women, Tanya Plibersek, also announced that a $1 coin celebrating the Centenary of Girl Guides would be released later this year.



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