Welcome to the website of Baulkham Hills Guides!
Girl Guiding is not, and never has been, all about knitting and knots. And it was never all about earning badges for cooking and sewing. Guiding offers a personal development program for girls and women that is designed to give them skills for life while having fun, exploring new experiences. and learning leadership and teamwork. The program is continually evolving to keep up with modern society and prepare for the future.
From the innovative Air Mechanic and Electrician badges offered in 1910, to the Ambulance badge in World War I, to advocacy, science and technology, environmental awareness and financial skills badges in the current program, Guiding badges have developed a very wide variety of skills in trades, professions, crafts, outdoor activities, service, and international participation to generations of girls and women, preparing them for adult life. During the world wars, Girl Guides were snapped up for war duties because of their training, reliability and resourcefulness. At the end of World War II, Girl Guide teams helped to rehabilitate concentration camp victims, and rebuild communities.
Past Baulkham Hills Guides have become Assistant Chief Commissioner of Girl Guides Australia, Treasurer for Girl Guides NSW and ACT, animal keepers at Taronga Zoo, ecology officers at local council level, veterinarians, university lecturers and researchers, accountants, teachers, lawyers, wildlife researchers, life coaches, film makers, auto mechanics, nurses, computer specialists, psychologists, doctors, environmental activists, musicians, artists, pilots and more. Our girls and leaders have been on international camps in Australia and overseas, including Denmark, Switzerland, England and Finland; attended international conferences on environmental change; given service in Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh, amongst other countries; and attended UN youth conferences.
Girl Guides Australia is the winner of the 2017 What's On 4 Kids Awards, as the best national school-aged activity. So why don't you come and join us? Please explore this site, and contact us if you would like more information.
Guiding in Baulkham Hills is thriving!
We are a voluntary organisation, and rely on volunteers to help. All our leaders are volunteers who give up their time and expertise to develop girls and young women to reach their full potential.
Baulkham Hills District has been in existence since 1945. Our Units meet at Railway Street, Baulkham Hills, opposite the library.
We have four units in Baulkham Hills District:
For more information about our Units, click on the relevant link at the left of this page.
To see what we've been up to, check out our program page.
To contact the webmistress (who is a member of the leadership team of the District), send an email.