Tag Archives: Guiding history

Remarkable Women: Pat Goodheart

This Remarkable Woman of Girl Guides WA is Pat Goodheart. Here is Pat’s  story. As a Mother of a potential Brownie on the waiting list, I started my Guiding career in 1965 as a Unit Helper with Ida Hetherington and the 1st Applecross … Continue reading

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Remarkable Women: Paddy Firstenberg

Continuing the Trefoil Guild’s celebration of Remarkable Women of Guiding for the centenary year, this month the spotlight is on Paddy Firstenberg… Paddy’s love of Guiding began in Ireland where she joined the movement as a Brownie in Tipperary. As … Continue reading

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WA State Conference: Leading Women

State Leader Conference 2015 Celebrating women and leadership over the past 100 years As you know, June 2014 – June 2015 is a celebration year to mark the centenary of Girl Guides Western Australia. The motto for the centenary year … Continue reading

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Remarkable Women: Ida Lloyd, AM BEM

Ida G Lloyd AM BEM This post is about remarkable woman Ida Lloyd, 15 December 1914 – 15 August, 2006. Ida was born in England in 1914 where she was a Brownie and a Girl Guide.  In 1951 she and … Continue reading

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#Jamboree100 Day 3 – Perth Zoo recap

The blue and yellow crowds massed at the Perth Zoo entrance this morning and could be seen straggling … er, marching … along Labouchere Road as leaders and parents tried frantically to find parking. The girls were chatting happily and in high … Continue reading

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A snapshot from 1st Collie Guides

1st Collie Company was very proud to be known as the “Governor’s Own Company,” since  1915 when they were given that title by Governor Barron in honour of being one of the first country Guide Companies formed in WA. Country … Continue reading

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WA Girl Guides in WWI Effort (1914-18)

We’ve mentioned before that there were a number of ways Girl Guides in WA helped in both World Wars. We will cover WWII in a later blogpost, but during WWI Girl Guides found creative ways to contribute to our soldiers’ welfare. … Continue reading

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Don’t you just love old photos?

We have just installed a couple of photo albums on our Gallery page of the blog that you might like to check out. So far we have two albums: Historical Photos and In the Media. Highlights In the Historical Photos album, … Continue reading

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