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Input the amount you wish to pay. This payment will be allocated to any outstanding invoice or invoices, paying the oldest invoice first.

Please note: a 1.10% credit card surcharge will be added to the payment amount you specify.

Forms

List of PDFS for girls

  1. Bank account automatic payment forms (for girls fees)
  2. Guide Forms
    • Pages 193-209 of ‘Guides, My Programme Book’ – PDF | Word
  3. Application for Guides Aoraki Award or Queen’s Guide Award ExtensionPDF | Word
  4. Application for International Events

Discounts and Deals

GirlGuiding NZ has been working hard to provide you with some discounts and deals at a range of suppliers and businesses all over the country.

This page will be regularly updated as more businesses come on board and don’t forget to check for those special deals.

To get the discount or special deal, all you need to do is show proof that you are part of our organisation (you can use the card in the front of your Programme Book). The deals are usually available to girls as well as adults but there may be some instances where it is adults only.

 

Macpac Adventure Partnership

Macpac has a loyalty group in all Macpac stores that entitles all members of GirlGuiding New Zealand 30% off RRP on Macpac branded product and 15% off non-branded product.

By identifying yourself as part of GirlGuiding NZ at Macpac shop counters (show your identity card from the front of your workbook, your GirlGuiding NZ name badge or business card), members, parents, family and staff will be able to receive the discount and elect to have your purchase entered as part of the GirlGuiding NZ MAP scheme. This means Macpac will allocate an additional 5% of the sale price to the GirlGuiding New Zealand MAP Fund, on top of your 30% discount.

You will need to be a member, or become a member, of the Macpac Wilderness Club to access discounts and the deal applies only to shop counter sales. If an item is on sale and has a price reduction greater than the 30% GirlGuiding New Zealand discount, no additional discount is applicable. However please elect 5% of the purchase price to be given to the GirlGuiding NZ MAP fund even if an item is on sale. The deal excludes bulk group purchases of gear.

 

n3

n3 Employee Benefits is a ‘ready-made’ benefits scheme, giving GirlGuiding NZ members and their staff access to specially negotiated deals for your own use.

Vouchers are FREE and available to download and use as often as you like. Get your discount vouchers.

You can find more information here or call GirlGuiding’s dedicated Account Manager, Erica Cristal:
T: 0508 20 30 40
D: 04 913 1744
F: 04 916 8701
E:

 

Sharp

GirlGuiding New Zealand members and their families now have access to Sharp’s wide range of consumer electronic products at greatly reduced prices.

How to order

Check out the friends and family brochure.

  • Fill in the Sharp Order Form
  • for a price on the product you are interested in. Please include your membership number in the email.
  • Sharp will check that you are a member of GirlGuiding NZ.
  • If you are happy with the price received, your payment will need to be processed and delivery details obtained (see Terms and Conditions) before product is released for delivery.

GirlGuiding NZ will benefit by an agreed rebate to the organisation which can be utilised in the form of a cheque or consumer electronic products of that value.

 

DOC

DOC would like to offer GirlGuiding New Zealand members a 30% discount for a 12 month Backcountry Hut Pass. To qualify for this discount members must show their current membership ID at the time of sale.

Find out more.

 

Online Guide Manager (OGM) and My.Guide

GirlGuiding New Zealand uses Online Guide Manager (OGM) to manage all Guiding administration online.

My.Guide is the parent login area where current members can:

  • Easily update your daughter’s records eg. change of address, mobile number etc
  • See the term programme
  • See and book upcoming events
  • See and celebrate your daughter’s badge progress
  • Pay online for camps, membership etc

Click here to login to My.Guide

As a parent, you are invited to login to My.Guide by an email link from your daughter’s leader and they will email you links to important information such as new events coming up.

If you have any questions please email .

Penpals

If you like sending emails or writing letters to other girls in GirlGuiding, we’d love to match you up with a penpal. We have several countries waiting to hear from New Zealand Pippins, Brownies, Guides and Rangers.

Penpal writing tips and advice:

Remember you should always use the Internet safely with an adult’s guidance or supervision. See our child safety page for more details but check out these key pointers:

  1. When you first make contact with a new person don’t use your own home e-mail address initially – use a temporary one you’ve made especially on Hotmail or Gmail, for example.
  2. Always avoid giving out your full name and address when writing on the internet.
  3. Never make arrangements to meet someone you write to on the internet unless a parent or guardian, or a leader is part of the process. Your caregiver or leader should be aware of who you’re writing to so they can help you make decisions about meeting or more contact.
  4. Many sites that post penpal names do not monitor the people who post names or write messages. Just as you must be wary of strangers in person, you need to be cautious online.

Remembering all this, do have fun. There are lots of really nice fellow Girl Guides out there to write to over the Internet. Just remember to be aware and be a Savvy Surfer!

If you’re a current GirlGuiding NZ member over nine years old, fill in the enquiry form below and we will get back to you.

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  • My Address Details

  • My Unit Details

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Policies

Policy on Alcohol Consumption – PDF

Policy on Adult Complaints or Incident or Performance Process – PDF

Policy on being Sunsmart – PDF

Policy on Bi-Culturalism – PDF

Policy on Child Protection and Wellbeing – PDF

Policy on Custody of and Access to Girls – PDF

Policy on Debt Management – PDF

Policy on Equal Opportunities – PDF

Policy on First Aid Treatment – PDF

Policy on Giving Evidence in Court – PDF

Policy on Health and Safety for All Activities Involving Girls and Volunteers – PDF

Policy on Incident and Accident Reporting and Process – PDF

Policy on Leaders Response Regarding Adolescent Pregnancy – PDF

Policy on Misuse of Drugs, Solvents and Inhalants – PDF

Policy on Police Checks – PDF

Police on Preventing and Responding to Bullying – PDF

Policy on Smoking – PDF

Policy on the Transport of Children – PDF

Publications

A Guide to Guiding – PDF

2018-2022 Strategic Plan – PDF

2017 Annual Report – PDF

2017 Annual Accounts – PDF

New Zealand Guiding Constitution – PDF

Queen’s Guide Retreat

Rangers who have achieved their Peak Award and who are aged 16 years at the time of the retreat are invited to apply for the Queen’s Guide Retreat.

Participants take part in a variety of challenging and fun learning activities to extend their skills and knowledge in relation to team building, community action, self-evaluation, Queen’s Guide Award recognition and joining networks.

Area Dates Venue Closing Link to Apply
Central (B) 29 June – 1 July 2018 Tui Ridge, Rotorua 18 May 2018 Closed
Upper North (A) 20 – 22 July 2018 Camp Maynard, Auckland 24 May 2018 Closed
South Area (D) 12 – 14 October 2018 Spencer Beach Holiday Park, Christchurch 30 August 2018 Closed

Please note: There are a maximum number of places, the Ranger Portfolio Holder, in consultation with the course trainers, will approve who is selected to attend (priority is usually given to the older Rangers and/or Rangers who live closer to the location). We will advise those not selected and place their name on a waiting list.

* Applications may close earlier if the number of applications exceeds the spaces available (if so, a waitlist will be started). After closing date applications will be reviewed and acceptances will be sent out. If spaces are still available, the closing date may be extended for a further period.

“The retreat starts Friday 8pm and ends Sunday 3pm. Full time attendance is a requirement.”

Any questions please contact your Ranger Leader or 

GirlGuiding New Zealand’s eight regional hubs

Scholarships

Ruth Herrick Ranger Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to a Ranger/Ranger in Leadership who has completed her Peak Award, to enable or assist her to attend a course, event or training (either in New Zealand or overseas) that will extend her experience or horizons.

Amount available
The scholarship is for $1000 funded by the GirlGuiding New Zealand Foundation.

Who may apply?
Any Ranger (including a Ranger in Leadership) who holds the Peak Award.

How to apply?
Applications have closed for 2018.

Uniform and Badges

Pippin Uniform

Pippins have a special t-shirt designed specifically for them with the pippin apple icon on the front of the t-shirt along with the logo. There is also a variety of other uniform to choose from which Pippins can wear. All uniform can be purchased through the Guide E-Shop.

 

Pippin Badges

At Pippins you will collect badges that will be placed on your sash.

Badges are how we celebrate special milestones or topics we have learnt about during the year.

Pippin Membership Badge

Once a girl has been a Pippin for a few weeks they are given their Pippin Membership Badge. This badge could be given to them at a Joining Ceremony.

Apple Badges

The Pippin programme structure is based around the opportunity to gain four Apple Badges, one every two terms. The requirements for each badge include completing Apple activities, Unit badges, Whānui badges and Leadership activities.

Whānui Badges

Whānui badges encourage girls to look wider than their Pippin section. They include badges that may be local initiatives right through to badges that are international initiatives.

Unit Badges

There are nine unit badges that teach girls a range of different skills including building friendships, learning about the Pippin family, basic first aid as well as keeping safe, exploring different art mediums, cooking and being safe in the kitchen, learning about and playing music, learning about different animals and how to care for them, science experiments, and designing and building different objects.

At Home Badge

This is an optional badge built into the programme to enable Pippins to catch up with stickers and badges they’ve missed out on. This could be because they started Pippins when they were older, or because they have been away. It is also an extension badge for Pippins who are eager to do extra activities at home.

Friendmaker Badge

If a Pippin brings a friend to join in the fun and activities and the friend decides to join, both girls receive this badge.

Event Badges

Each year there are day events, Community Action Projects or Pippin Camps, where Pippins may get a badge for their participation.

 

Pippin Sash

When a Pippin earns a badge, it is sewn onto her sash following special placement guidelines.

 

Brownie Uniform

Brownies also have a special t-shirt designed specifically for them with the brownie sun icon on the front of the t-shirt along with the logo. There is also a variety of other uniform to choose from which Pippins can wear. All uniform can be purchased through the Guide E-Shop.

 

Brownie Badges

At Brownies you will collect badges that will be placed on your sash.

Badges are how we celebrate special milestones or topics we have learnt about during the year.

Promise Badge

A Brownie completes a few different activities to enable leaders to get to know her as well as introduce her to the brownie programme and other girls in the unit. Once she has completed these activities a Brownie Promise Ceremony takes place and she receives her Promise Badge.

Pippin Brownie Link Badge

If a girl has moved up from Pippins to Brownies they will have completed the Pippin Brownie Link badge. This badge is designed to introduce the Pippins to Brownies as part of their transition to the new section.

Sixer/Seconder Badge

Within Brownies girls are divided into smaller groups called Sixes. Older Brownies lead these groups. The leader is called a Sixer and her helper is called a Seconder.

Six Badges

Each Six has a name and each girl is given a badge with this name on it.

Koru Badges

The Brownie Programme structure is based around the opportunity to gain three Koru Badges. These badges are the progression milestones in the Brownie Programme. The requirements for each badge are slightly different but include: Sunshine badges, Sunbeam badges, Sunbeam Interest badges, Whānui badges, Leadership activities and Guiding Events.

Sunshine Badges

The Sunshine badges are the core component of the brownie programme. These are badges that brownies do with their whole unit. Sunshine Badges cover a wide range of topics and girls learn lots of skills. Girls will get to go camping, find out about brownies in other countries, learn some safety skills, explore their community, find their healthy side, take part in a variety show, learn about their natural environment and have fun in the outdoors.

Sunbeam Badges

Sunbeam badges are a way to group and recognise all the other badges a brownie will earn. They are essentially a mini-progression with a different number of badges required to complete each Sunbeam Badge.

Sunbeam Interest Badges

Girls can complete Sunbeam Interest Badges in the unit or at home. There are 16 different badges to choose from and each badge has a range of activities to choose from. Girls get to go on different adventures, learn about all types of animals, take part in conservation activities, be creative using different mediums, spend time and learn about their family, learn about the garden and growing their own plants, learn useful tools for handling money, participate in musical activities, participate in different science experiments, learn about and participate in different sports, join the technical age, create treasure out of new and used objects, take part in different kinds of walking and running activities, have fun whilst experimenting on wheels, practice their reading and writing skills in creative ways, and learn about different ways of cooking.

Whānui Badges

Whānui badges encourage girls to look wider than the Brownie section. They include badges that may be local initiatives right through to badges that are international initiatives driven by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.

Event Badges

Each year there are different events that take place that a Brownie may get a badge for their participation. This might include a day event, Community Action Project or a Brownie Camp.

 

Brownie Sash

When a Brownie earns a badge, it is sewn onto her sash following special placement guidelines.

 

Guide Uniform

The Guide t-shirt is a combination of light blue and navy blue, along with the Guiding logo. Guides also have the option to wear a light blue polo shirt instead of the Guide t-shirt. There is also a variety of other uniform to choose from which Pippins can wear. All uniform can be purchased through the Guide E-Shop.

 

Guide Badges

At Guides you will collect badges that will be placed on your sash.

Badges are how we celebrate special milestones or topics we have learnt about during the year.

Promise Badge

A Guide completes a few different activities to enable leaders to get to know her as well as introduce her to the guide programme and other girls in the unit. Once she has completed these activities a Guide Promise Ceremony takes place and she receives her Promise Badge.

If a girl has linked up from Brownies and made her Promise as a Brownie she will not make it again as a Guide.

Brownie Guide Link Badge

If a girl has moved up from Brownies to Guides they will have completed the Brownie Guide Link badge. This badge is designed to introduce the Brownies to Guides as part of their transition to the new section.

Patrol Leader/Assistant Patrol Leader Badge

Within Guides girls are divided into smaller groups called Patrols. Older Guides lead these groups. The leader is called a Patrol Leader and her helper is called the Assistant Patrol Leader.

Patrol Badges

Each Patrol has a name and each girl is given a badge with this name on it.

Endeavour Badges

The Guide Programme structure is based around the opportunity to gain three Endeavour Badges. The requirements for each badge are slightly different but include: Exploration Challenge badges, Unit badges, Interest badges and Camp badges.

Aoraki Award

The Aoraki Award is the highest awards a Guide can earn. A Guide who has completed this has shown a high level of commitment and ‘stickability’ and will have gained many life skills.

Camp Badges

There are three camping badges which lead the girl through and teach her how to camp safely. Off to Camp is about participation and putting into practice the skills learnt. Camp Skills is the check on skills for the Camp Leadership Experience. The Camp Leadership Experience takes place alongside a unit camp but is planned and run by the girl.

Exploration Challenge Badges

The Guide Programme is broken down into four Exploration Challenge areas. Guides will complete one badge from each Exploration Challenge area for each of the three Endeavour badges. Whilst completing these girls will get to take part in a wide range of outdoor activities including hikes, water activities, ropes course, orienteering, outdoor games, as well as learning the safety around these different activities, they will have the opportunity to serve in the community by painting murals and planting trees, learn about different aspects of the Māori Culture. Guides also have the option to make Guiding visible within the community, learn how they can make an impact on the environment, make home-made cleaning products, learn how to express feelings, learn about peer pressure and how to deal with it, take part in activities with other Guide units, take part in browsing on the internet safely, and learn about safety around the home including evacuation planning.

Unit Badges

Unit badges are split into the same four Exploration areas that were used for the Exploration Challenge badges. There are a wide range of badges for girls to choose from including learning about safety in the outdoors and what to do in emergency situations, go on geocaching adventures, learn the skills required to camp safely, have a go at cooking in the outdoors, construct gadgets for camping practicing knots you have learnt, find hazards within the home and community and what to do for each different hazard, decode secret messages, learn about the different weather patterns and how to read these on a weather map, challenge yourself with having a disability for a day and the effects this has on daily tasks, learn self-defence and how to protect yourself, visit a Marae and learn the customs. Girls also have the opportunity to perform in front of an audience, learn the science behind how things can fly, create science experiments, learn how to cook international food, learn the difference between needs and wants when it comes to budgeting, discuss why people pretend to be someone else online and how to keep yourself safe, take part in ultimate challenges to build your confidence, learn the impacts of water in the environment, learn how to make origami, and how to recycle to make an impact on the environment.

Interest Badges

Interest badges are for a Guide to plan and complete herself. The interest badges are designed to allow a Guide to explore topics and activities, and to challenge herself to improve skills in areas of interest.

Event Badges

Each year there are different events that take place that a Guide may get a badge for their participation. This might include a day event or Community Action Project.

 

Guide Sash

When a Guide earns a badge, it is sewn onto her sash following special placement guidelines.

 

Ranger Uniform

The Ranger t-shirt is navy blue with a white stripe going across the front. Rangers also have the option to wear a light blue polo shirt instead of the Guide t-shirt. There is also a variety of other uniform to choose from which Pippins can wear. All uniform can be purchased through the Guide E-Shop.

 

Ranger Badges

At Rangers you will collect badges that will be placed on your badge tab or camp blanket.

Badges are how we celebrate special milestones or topics we have learnt about during the year.

Promise Badge

A Ranger completes a few different activities to enable leaders to get to know her as well as introduce her to the ranger programme and other girls in the unit. Once she has completed these activities a Ranger Promise Ceremony takes place and she receives her Promise Badge.

If a girl has linked up from Guides and made her Promise as a Brownies or Guide she will not make it again as a Ranger.

Guide Ranger Link Badge

If a girl has moved up from Guides to Rangers they will have completed the Guide Ranger Link badge. This badge is designed to introduce the Guides to Rangers as part of their transition to the new section.

Pathway Badge

The Pathway badge is the foundation of the ranger journey and it will be the first badge a ranger will complete. To complete this badge Rangers will complete the Exploring Rangers, Advocacy, Pathway to Leadership, Pathway to Safety and Pathway to Safety Certificates.

Peak Award

Girls are able to start working on their Peak Award as soon as they start Rangers. To complete the Peak Award a Ranger must complete the Pathway Badge, 12×12 Challenge (one year), six Interest Certificates and Green Community Action. This award will take approximately 1 ½ to 2 years to complete.

Queen’s Guide Award

The Queen’s Guide Award is the highest award for girls in Guiding. In working towards this award, rangers will develop leadership, teamwork, communication and life skills, and experience the enjoyment and satisfaction of reaching goals. To complete the Queen’s Guide Award a Ranger must complete the Peak Award, 12×12 Challenge (three years), six Interest Certificates, Red Community Action or Advocacy Project, one Leadership Certificate, Special Activity and attend a Queen’s Guide Retreat. Girls who achieve this award have a presentation ceremony and meet and greet with the Governor General, GirlGuiding NZ’s Patron.

12×12 Challenge

The 12×12 Challenge is an opportunity for a Ranger to try new activities, learn new things, and have fun. To achieve this badge a girl needs to complete at least one activity for each of the 12 challenges over a 12 month period. This badge is undertaken annually.

Pathway Certificates

These certificates help rangers to develop the skills required to begin the pathway to leadership and adventures in the outdoors while managing the risks associated with the challenges. These skills will make them a valued member of any unit team and will equip them for a confident leadership experience.

Interest Certificates

Interest Certificates take Rangers on different journeys and allow us to travel different paths. These certificates are designed to challenge rangers to extend their knowledge and skills in areas that may be new to them. There are twelve different paths a Ranger can explore: Adventure Outdoors, Discover the World, Eco World, Embracing Responsibility, Explore and Try, Future Focus, Girls with a Cause, Great Outdoors, Guiding Spirit, Living Well, Te Papa/Our Place and Wairua/Spirit. A Ranger will receive a certificate for each Interest Certificate completed. For each three certificates completed they will receive a badge.

Advocacy

Advocacy is about standing up for an issue you believe in and trying to change lives to build a better world. GirlGuiding NZ focuses on issues that are relevant to and affect girls and young women.

Advocacy Certificate

The Advocacy Certificate is the first stem in becoming an advocate in the community. In this certificate rangers learn about advocacy and undertake a small project building on the random act of kindness learned as a guide and as part of the Exploring Rangers requirements.

Advocacy Project

Undertaking and Advocacy Project builds on a Rangers advocacy skill by undertaking a project for an advocacy/organisation in the community or a GirlGuiding advocacy initiative. This Project requires a minimum of 20 hours of related activity which could include training, planning, preparation and completing the project.

Gold Advocacy Project

Having completed the Advocacy Project girls will feel empowered to do more to create a better world for themselves, other girls, and the community. This project requires a minimum of 25 hours of related activity which could include training, planning, preparation and completing the project.

Community Action

Community Action is about spending your own time taking action to improve the community you live in, your town or the world. Rangers are encouraged to plan and take part in community action projects on a regular basis. It can range from a small random act of kindness, to something larger and long-lasting.

Green Community Action

This is the opportunity to make a dedicated effort to provide practical service in the community. For this badge rangers will undertake a minimum of 15 hours of community action, either in a single project or several small projects.

Red Community Action

This project builds on a rangers community actions journey with further practical action in their community. Rangers need to undertake a minimum of 20 hours of action. Depending on if the Green Community Action was made up of either a single project or several small projects will determine how this badge is carried out.

Gold Community Action

This badge further builds on a ranger’s community journey with extended practical action in their community. Rangers need to undertake a minimum of 25 hours of community action, either in a single project or several small projects.

Leadership Certificates

Leadership is all about preparing for the future, and rangers can do specific leadership training. The knowledge and experience gained from doing this could prove invaluable, not just for GirlGuiding but throughout life. There are five Leadership Certificates rangers can choose to do:

  • Unit Leadership Certificate – leading in a Guiding unit of pippins, brownies or guides with an adult volunteer
  • Unit Camp Leadership Certificate – leading and overnight camp for pippins or brownies or guides
  • Expedition Leadership Certificate – leading a group of rangers on an expedition where a point to point journey is the primary aim of the activity
  • Exploration Leadership Certificate – leading a group of rangers on an exploration with a clear objective, where research or exploration in the main objective rather than just a point to point journey
  • Community Leadership Certificate – leading a community group or activity

A Ranger will receive a certificate for each Leadership Certificate completed. For the first certificate completed she will receive the Leadership Badge, for the second certificate completed she will receive the Gold Leadership Badge.

Special Activity

The Special Activity is an opportunity for rangers to extend their horizons with one particular personal challenge. The chosen activity can be anything with an element of challenge and should be tailored to ensure that it is a personal challenge and an opportunity for the ranger to extend her horizons.

Whānui Badges

Whānui badges encourage girls to look wider than the Ranger section. They include badges that may be local initiatives right through to badges that are international initiatives driven by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.

Event Badges

Each year there are different events that take place that a Ranger may get a badge for their participation. This might include a day event or Community Action Project. These badges do not go onto the girls’ badge tab, most girls sew them onto their camp blanket.

 

Ranger Badge Tab

When a girl earns a badge, this is pinned onto their badge tab. There should be no more than six badges on the badge tab at one time. Below are suggestions of badges rangers could wear at each stage of their progression through rangers.