A small group of girls did indeed ‘gatecrash’ the first Boy Scout rally in Crystal Palace Park in September 1909, demanding ‘something for the girls’. The brave pioneers called themselves Girl Scouts, but when he founded the girls’ movement Robert Baden-Powell wanted them to have their own independent identity and decided on ‘Girl Guides’, and the organisation was formed in 1910 with his sister Agnes as President.
Monifieth Guides in action…………….
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House of Memories, 55. The High Street, Monifieth archives.
The Centenary is an opportunity to celebrate the impact that the organisation has made on the lives of girls and young women and how modern guiding continues to support over half a million members around the UK to make new friends, develop skills and achieve their full potential in a unique, girl-only space
Now on sale to celebrate the centenary …………..
postage stamps from Royal Mail
Julietta Edgar, Head of Special Stamps, Royal Mail said: “We wanted this special Centenary sheet of stamps to capture the many activities and achievements of an organisation which continues to shape the lives of millions of young people around the world.”
Girlguiding Chief Guide, Liz Burnley, said: “We are thrilled that the Royal Mail has decided to commemorate our Centenary in this way. Girlguiding has and will continue to be led by the ambitions and needs of girls and young women. I am certain our half a million members will be delighted to discover that these ambitions – and of course the girl-only space we offer – has been captured within these stamps.”