JOIN GIRL GUIDES

Girls and women from 5 – 105 years are welcome to join Girl Guides. We have Fun, Friends and Adventures to suit all ages!

Join Girl Guides and take that first step outside your comfort zone and become empowered to grow into a confident, self-respecting responsible community member with Girl Guides! To read more please click on the blue tabs.

Contact us and introduce yourself – your local Girl Guides would love to meet you.

GIRL GUIDES MEMBERSHIP

FUN, FRIENDS, ADVENTURES

Girl Guides SA - Fun Friends Adventures
YOUTH MEMBERSHIP 5-18 YEARSFun, Friends and Adventures to suit all ages!

Join in with Fun!

During school terms Girl Guides will meet once a week in a dedicated hall or community space for 1-2 hours. Guides also meet for excursions, camps, Guiding events and community appearances.

Guides are structured into Units according to youth ages. Within each Unit are Patrols of up to 6 Guides.

Join in with Friends!

Guides plan their own activities with support from volunteer women called Adult Leaders. Activities vary from week to week and from Unit to Unit.

Units may choose a skill or interest area to focus on with each Patrol planning activities and joining in the fun.

Guides are encouraged to ‘be their best’ when helping run special events together, ‘be prepared’ when working on Challenge badges and applaud each other with a loud ‘bravo’ when that special Award is achieved.

Join in with adventures!

Girl Guides love adventures in the outdoors. Guide Leaders promote physical challenges, resilience, teamwork and self-confidence. Guides learn that girls can do anything, their only limit is their imagination

Got a question? Please fill in this form and a GGSA representative will contact you.

  • Read about the Australian Guide Program
  • See below to locate your Closest GGSA Unit
  • See below for Costs, Fees and Uniforms

SERVE, SUPPORT, SUCCEED

Girl Guides SA Olave Program
OLAVE MEMBERSHIP 18-30Grow as individuals through pursuing opportunities for Self Development.

Olave Program

Opportunities open to Olave members include: leadership, volunteer projects, outdoor activities, gaining skills for life, having time out with other young women and connecting with Guiding and the wider community.

The Olave Program is flexible to suit the needs of its members and is governed entirely by members. Olaves form self-governed peer groups who plan, implement and enjoy activities which suit their needs. Alternatively, members can participate and represent Guiding and young women as an individual in local, State or National events.

The Olave Program encourages members to:

  • Show commitment to Guiding through the Promise and Law.
  • Support Community through voluntary service to Guiding and the wider world.
  • Celebrate and develop a deeper understanding of Guiding through Heritage and Traditions.
  • Foster cultural acceptance and strengthen global links through experiencing International Guiding.
  • Support, encourage and learn through Social Networks.
  • Grow as individuals through pursuing opportunities for Self Development.

OLAVE AWARDS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Olaves seek to challenge themselves under the Olave Program Framework and can choose to complete awards under the Olave Award Structure.

Got a question? Please fill in this form and a GGSA representative will contact you.

  • Read about the Australian Guide Program
  • See below to locate your Closest GGSA Unit
  • See below for Costs, Fees and Uniforms

INSPIRE GIRLS AND YOUNG WOMEN TO BE THEIR BEST

Girl Guides SA Adult Membership
FORMER GIRL GUIDE JULIE BISHOP MPAdults, through Guiding, can give back to the community and inspire girls and young women to be their best.

Adults, through Guiding, can give back to the community and inspire girls and young women to be their best. Whether it’s a long term commitment or a short term project, there are opportunities to suit your lifestyle. Any woman over 18, who is prepared to make the Guide Promise can be an Adult member. Any adult over 18 can be a Volunteer or join their local Support Group.

  • Leadership. Women 18+ can become Guide Leaders and work with girls and young women.
  • Olaves. Women 18-30 who wish to be Girl Guides.
  • Trefoil Guild. Women 18+ enjoy fun and fellowship while building support for Guiding.
  • Adult Volunteer. Adults 18+ share professional skills and hobbies, help with fundraising, assist Leaders with Unit activities or join the Support Group or District Support Team.
  • Blue Gold. Adults 18+ who wish to promote the value of GGSA to the wider community.

Essential information for those wishing to Volunteer with Girl Guides.

LEADERSHIP

Leaders are volunteers. They are carefully chosen women who understand and care about the needs of girls and young women and enjoy sharing their time and talents to support Guides to grow and learn.

BRAVO to our fabulous Leaders who work directly with Girl Guides supporting them in their Fun, Friends and Adventures. Leaders are able to achieve awards, badges and recognition through district, local, state, national and international events. Leaders attend Girl Guide excursions, camps, and events and receive ongoing training within their District.

Leaders come from all walks of life, families and working situations.

Leaders and Adult members are bound to a Code of Conduct and complete

Child Safe training in relation to policies and procedures regarding the protection of children.

  • GGSA requires Adult members and Volunteers to have a National Police Certificate and DCSI Screening.
  • GGSA requires all Adult Leaders to attain a Australian Learning and Qualification (ALQP) Certificate.

The ALQP is provided by Girl Guides Australia (GGA) and initiates training and a pathway to Unit Leadership, Management and Training Qualifications.

It takes approximately 6-12 months to complete the ALQP. The ALQP includes physical attendance for training, online attendance for webinars and activities while volunteering with the Guides.

TREFOIL GUILD – OPEN TO WOMEN 18+

Once a Guide, Always a Guide

Is your time limited yet you wish to keep your link with Guiding? Then Trefoil Guild may be just right for you!

A Trefoil Guild is a self governing body and is financially self supporting. Each Trefoil Guild plans its own program, decides its own meeting times and places, and how best it can further its aims. There are opportunities to attend State and Australian Gatherings and events.

“Dual Trefoil Guild Members” are women who hold qualifications or appointments with GGSA or the Scout Association or are active Support Group/District Support Team members who have made the Guide Promise.

Former members of member countries of WAGGGS now residing in Australia can also join Trefoil Guild.

Members are kept informed of activities and events through the Trefoil Guild State newsletter.

GIRL GUIDES SOUTH AUSTRALIA MEMBERSHIP FEES

Girl Guides SA Membership Fees
SUPPORTING GIRL GUIDES AUSTRALIA & WAGGGSMembership is due on January 1st each year.

Annual membership fees entitle members to participate in Guiding activities at member rates, includes GGA and WAGGGS membership and contributes to the provision of member services.

Below are membership fees as of 1 January 2017.

Membership type Fee
Youth (continuing) $145.00
Youth – New Member (includes $30 starter kit with handbook voucher and badge). Also returning member after a 12 month gap $175.00
Adult $130.00
Trefoil Guild Member $65.00

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING FEES

We have introduced a new way for members to reduce their membership fees. We appreciate that many of our new members join because a Guiding friend introduced them and we would like to reward them.  From the start of 2017, the following will apply:

  • If you are an existing Youth or Adult member and you introduce a new Youth member to join Girl Guides, you will receive $15 off your next year’s membership upon confirmation that they have paid their 2017 GGSA membership.
  • If you are an existing Adult member and you introduce a new Adult member (paying the $130 membership), you will receive $30 off your next year’s membership (again, upon confirmation that they have paid their 2017 GGSA membership).
  • In both cases, you can introduce multiple people and receive the benefit multiple times. So if a youth member introduces 10 new members they will receive enough discounts to make their 2018 membership free.
  • Please note:  Discounts will only be given to the maximum amount of the membership fee.  No discount will be given to cover the Starter Pack for new youth members.  Discounts are not given if the person wishing to join Girl Guides is simply late paying and therefore their membership has lapsed.
  • Membership fees are non-refundable.

GUIDING COSTS

  • Unit Subs (Subscriptions): In addition to yearly membership fees, a small fee may be collected weekly or by the term to cover local unit activities and equipment – this will vary from Unit to Unit.
  • Handbook: Girls and Leaders will need to purchase a handbook. Separated into age groups, derived from developmental stages (plus one generic handbook for Leaders), the handbooks are designed to ensure success at every stage of the Guiding journey. Jam-packed with fun ideas and new badge challenges, these books are a wealth of information for Leaders and trace a Guide’s journey.
  • Events: Camps and outings are available at an extra fee. Leaders usually advise of these events early to allow you to budget for them. An average outdoor camp starts at around $70.00 for a weekend.
  • Support Group: The Support Group may charge a levy to assist with maintenance costs and may reduce the amount of fundraising required.
  • Leaders: Membership and uniform costs may be paid for in part by the District. Contact the District Manager for more details.
  • Fundraising: Guides may also do fundraising activities at times to help with the above costs.
Girl Guide Handbooks

THE GUIDE UNIFORM

A Uniform is worn by members all over Australia to create a sense of unity and to identify them as Guides. The Guide uniform includes polo shirts and a blue shirt (for teens) or a striped shirt (for adults) and are to be worn with navy pants. Black sneakers, closed-in shoes or sandals as appropriate are required for footwear. Youth members also wear a sash which displays badges they have achieved.

Other optional items available include jackets, hoodies, hats and bags. A complete list of available items, prices and ordering information can be found in the GGA Uniform Information Booklet. This booklet also provides a helpful sizing chart and information on uniform guidelines and badge placement.

Girl Guide uniforms can be purchased from our web shop. If you would like more information please Contact the Guide Shop.

Joining Girl Guides SA
FUN, FRIENDS & ADVENTURES FOR ALL AGESGirls and women from 5 - 105 years are welcome to join

GIRL GUIDES SA MEMBERSHIP ENQUIRY FORM

FIND YOUR NEAREST GIRL GUIDE UNIT

Use the + / – icons to zoom the map in and out, or click and drag to move it. For location and contact details of each of the Girl Guide units in South Australia simply click on the Trefoil Map Pins. Alternatively, you can choose and click from the list below the map (then view the info on the map).

Aldinga Guides
(7 Stewart Avenue, Aldinga Beach SA 5173)
Balaklava Guides
(23 Scotland Street, Balaklava SA 5461)
Barmera Guides
(Queen Elizabeth Drive, Barmera SA 5345)
Barossa Valley Guides
(606 Light Pass Road, Light Pass SA 5355)
Belair Guides
(Dunn Avenue, Glenalta SA 5052)
Berri Guides
(3 Foreman Road, Berri SA 5343)
Bordertown Guides
(South Terrace, Bordertown SA 5268)
Broken Hill Guides
(392 Wolfram Street, Broken Hill SA 2880)
Colonel Light Gardens Guides
(84 West Pkwy, Colonel Light Gardens SA 5041)
Crystal Brook Guides
(Younghusband Terrace, Crystal Brook SA 5523)
Dover Gardens Guides
(26 Quintus Terrace, Dover Gardens SA 5048)
Eastern Plains Guides
(Cnr Glynburn Road & Rochester Street, Leabrook SA 5068)
Elizabeth Park Guides
(Kirk Street, Elizabeth Park SA 5113)
Flagstaff Hill Guides
(161 Black Road, Flagstaff Hill SA 5159)
Gawler Guides
(22 Todd Street, Gawler SA 5118)
Girl Guides SA Head Office
(311 Military Road, Henley Beach SA 5022)
Glenelg Guides
(Cnr Mattner Avenue & McAnn Avenue, Glenelg North SA 5045)
Goodwood Guides
(51 Frederick Street, Goodwood SA 5039)
Greenwith Guides
(2 Laburnum Drive, Greenwith SA 5125)
Hackham Guides
(9 Greenbank Grove, Morphett Vale SA 5162)
Happy Valley Guides
(32 Candy Road, Happy Valley SA 5159)
Highgate Guides
(1A Culross Avenue, Myrtle Bank SA 5064)
Hillcrest Guides
(Queensborough Avenue, Hillcrest SA 5086)
Hills Adventure Guides
(68 Adelaide Road, Mt Barker SA 5251)
Kadina Guides
(Sixth Street, Kadina SA 5554)
Kapunda Guides
(9 Clare Road, Kapunda SA 5373)
Kilkenny Guides
(Greenshields Reserve, Torrens Road, Ridleyton SA 5008)
Knightsbridge Guides
(Cnr Rochester Street & Glynburn Road, Leabrook SA 5068)
Lockleys Guides
(Netley Avenue, Lockleys SA 5032)
Loxton Guides
(Bookpurnong Terrace, Loxton SA 5333)
Magill Guides
(19 St Bernards Road, Magill SA 5072)
Mawson Lakes Guides
(2-8 Main Street, Mawson Lakes SA 5095)
McLaren Vale Guides
(2 Aldersey Street, McLaren Vale SA 5171)
Millicent Guides
(4 Stark Avenue, Millicent SA 5280)
Minlaton Guides
(West Terrace, Minlaton SA 5575)
Modbury Guides
(451 Milne Road, Ridgehaven SA 5097)
Mount Barker Guides
(68 Adelaide Road, Mt Barker SA 5251)
Mt Gambier Guides
(O Halloran Terrace, Mount Gambier SA 5290)
Munno Para Guides
(2 Pritchard Street, Davoren Park SA 5113)
Murray Bridge Guides
(16 Standen Street, Murray Bridge SA 5253)
Naracoorte Guides
(Porter Street, Naracoorte SA 5271)
Norwood Guides
(11 Brand Street, Beulah Park SA 5067)
Plympton / Kurralta Park Guides
(Cnr Daly St & Cross Tce, Kurralta Park SA 5037)
Port River Guides
(Cooke Reserve, Forest Ave, Royal Park SA 5014)
Prospect Guides
(389 Regency Road, Prospect SA 5082)
Renmark Guides
(185 Sixteenth Street, Renmark SA 5341)
Salisbury Guides
(9 Guerin Street, Salisbury SA 5108)
Seaford Guides
(44 Nashwauk Crescent, Moana SA 5169)
Stirling Guides
(100 Old Mt Barker Road, Stirling SA 5152)
Tea Tree Gully Guides
(451 Milne Road, Ridgehaven SA 5097)
Victor Harbor Guides
(Cnr Hindmarsh Road & Pine Avenue, Victor Harbor SA 5211)
Whyalla Guides
(Rozee Street, Whyalla Norrie SA 5600)
Willunga Guides
(2 Main Road, Willunga SA 5172)
Woodville South Guides
(Gawler Street, Woodville West SA 5011)

GIRL GUIDES SOUTH AUSTRALIA MEMBERSHIP FEES

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