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Benefits to becoming a girl guide!

Increased self confidence and self esteem
Development of personal values
Learn to use courage and resilience to overcome challenges
Ability to embrace diversity and appreciate others
Development of leadership skills
Understanding of a healthy lifestyle
Gain knowledge and skills to become a global citizen
Understand the benefit of working for others in our communities
Become active in the outdoors
Become committed to caring for the environment

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
12½-17 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

you be the guide

GirlGuiding is a place where you can be the guide of your life.
You can make decisions that help shape who you are and the future you're moving into.

You can also join these groups


Volunteering with us is an opportunity to be a role model for girls and young women teaching them valuable teamwork, leadership and life skills. You don’t need to be an expert, we’ll provide you with the training you need. We have several volunteering options to suit your lifestyle.


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.


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 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

Looking for something else?

We're here to help with any questions you have about GirlGuiding.