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National Report July 2019

Celebrating Guiding nationally and globally!

There is always so much to celebrate in Girl Guiding, and this month is no different.

My social media feed this week is filled with Guiding friends from around the world taking part in the GROW GUIDING CHALLENGE. This challenge requires you to select and share an image from Guiding that shows what Guiding has meant to you, one of your most memorable Guiding moments, or simply you in your uniform (past or present). A different image is shared every day for a week and you can nominate other Guiding friends to join in the challenge. A fun way of sharing and celebrating what is fantastic about Guiding. If you do not use social media – you could have fun in your District by sharing your memories and images at your next District meeting. Your memories may help inspire others to continue to #InspireGirls and continue to #GrowGirlGuides.

GIRL GUIDES QUEENSLAND – 100 Years

Congratulations to Girl Guides Queensland who are celebrating their Centenary this year! 100 years of Guiding fun. 100 years of girls making a difference in their world. This week 600 Guides from around Queensland have joined together at Kindilan for the Trailblazers Centenary State camp. The camp commenced with a celebration of the Centenary, and recognised the contribution of women to the global community. Enjoy celebrating, Queensland!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KUSAFIRI!

Kusafiri World Centre is celebrating its 8th birthday on 15 July. On the 15 July 2011 at the World Conference in Scotland, a motion was carried to create Kusafiri World Centre. What do you know about Kusafiri? Now is your chance to learn all about Kusafiri. It is always exciting to get birthday presents, and Kusafiri would love to receive a birthday gift from you or your Unit/group. When you give Kusafiri a gift you also get a gift yourself – you will become a Friend of Kusafiri, WAGGGS and you’ll receive regular updates about Kusafiri and pre-release information about upcoming events. All the information you need to wish Kusafiri a Happy Birthday and make a difference in the Africa Region is online here.

World Thinking Day Celebrations

The World Thinking Day 2020 Pack is ready! World Thinking Day 2020 celebrates the diversity in our Movement. Using threads to represent the concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion the activity pack, ‘Living Threads’, has been designed to inspire you to reflect on how you can put equity and inclusion into practice, celebrating diversity in your community and beyond. The pack can be downloaded from the WAGGGS website.

Keep celebrating all that Guiding gives to each one of us, what it gives to girls and what it gives our communities.

Happy Guiding!

Rosemary Derwin
Chief Commissioner

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