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GirlGuiding NZ supports girls to take action and change their world. We’re a girl-led organisation.
That means you’ll be the guide. What kind of adventure are you looking for?

Fun and friendship await!

Are you ready to bring more awesome to the world?

5-6 years

The adventure starts here. Make friends, tackle challenges, find adventure and earn cool badges that show off what you’ve learned along the way.

  • Find the Southern Cross
  • Make a kite
  • Have an indoor sleepover
  • Make music
7-9½ years

Brownies are becoming more aware and independent. Lead the adventure and have a say in what you do. Earn badges in teams and on your own.

  • Go camping
  • Write and perform skits
  • Get outdoors with new friends
  • Learn cooking and crafts
9-12½ years

At Guides you are growing into a leader, making decisions about what challenge you’ll take on next - whether it’s community action or learning to surf.

  • Walk a mile in someone else’s shoes
  • Get creative with science
  • Become weather wise
  • Cook a feast outdoors
12-17 years

At Rangers, you’re setting your own goals and achieving them. You might travel to international camps or events and help lead the younger groups to share what you’ve learned.

  • Make friends from around the world
  • Follow your own interests
  • Take action in your community
  • Develop leadership skills


All around the world, people are still stereotyped in the media through idealistic, re-touched and unreal images, limiting our perception of the actual diverse world we live in. That unrealistic portrayal encourages people to believe that anything that is different from that is flawed, inferior or not normal. This has a negative impact on well-being, especially that of young girls, who grow up seeing only role models who seem ‘perfect’. 

We know this is something New Zealand girls care deeply about! Our last year’s research showed us that 41% of girls believe girls and women are objectified in the media, and that 3 in every 5 girls have been discriminated against (or were treated differently) because of their physical appearance. 

That’s where the Girls Who Look Like Us campaign comes in. 

Our Ranger Advocacy Panel (a group of girls who represent and promote the views of girls from both within and outside Girl Guiding), is leading a national campaign over the next year, asking to see more girls who look like us in advertising! They are calling for some of our major retailers to show a more diverse range of girls and young women in their advertising. 

Together we can help to create strong healthy communities where our girls don’t question their own image and feel comfortable in their bodies! You can add your voice in this form. #GirlsWhoLookLikeUs. 

Help create our future leaders

Becoming a volunteer for GirlGuiding NZ is an amazing way to give back to your community.


Katie, Unit Leader


Find out more about Volunteering with GirlGuiding NZ

You can also join these groups

Community Programme
Auckland & Christchurch

The Community Programme offers one-off themed events covering girl-driven topics like STEM, financial literacy and outdoor adventures that are designed to challenge girls in a variety of environments.

  • Events are open to all girls (not just Guiding members)
  • One day events during a weekend or school holidays
  • Events are tailored specifically to girls age groups and interests
Online Programme

Aotearoa units deliver GirlGuiding in a whole new way. If you can’t attend a local unit for any reason, Aotearoa can deliver the programme via post, email, online - or even by text.

  • If you live far away from the nearest unit
  • If you are at boarding school
  • If you have other activities on the night your local unit meets
16-25 year olds

Connect is a personal development programme for 16-25-year-olds. Travel, volunteer, learn new skills and stay in touch as you work towards valuable qualifications in a fun and supportive girl-led environment.

  • Join the Network group to attend events and help with local initiatives
  • Join StayConnected if you're keen to help out but can’t commit to regular leadership
  • Join ExpandedHorizons as a leader to work towards the GirlGuiding NZ Leadership Award
Stay involved

If you were once a Guide, Leader, volunteer or employee with GirlGuiding New Zealand, there are plenty of ways you can stay involved.

  • National Guiding Friends
  • Olave Baden-Powell Society
  • Trefoil Guild
  • Young Women
  • Life Member

Book your Community Programme Events!

We now have an incredible Community Programme in Auckland and Christchurch that offers one-off themed events for all girls. Check out what's happening and book your space!

About Us

Our mission is to empower girls to take action and change their world.
We do this by using fun, adventure and friendship to build their confidence and life skills.