Guides celebrate centenary

BERWICK’S Girl Guides are celebrating the centenary of Girl Guides Australia by proudly flying the flag in High Street.
The flag, raised last Monday, will be taken down on Friday.
One thousand Girl Guides also converged at 10am on Sunday 10 October at the Melbourne Town Hall, where they raised the Guide World Flag to celebrate being part of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, an international movement with more than 10 million members in 145 countries.
Former Division Commissioner and Guide mentor, Kay Rankin, arranged for the Guide World flag to be flown from the flagpole at Berwick’s cenotaph.
“Our local guides were extremely excited to take part in flying the flag – the last major event in what has been an exciting year of activities as we celebrate the centenary of Guiding in Australia and the Year of the Girl Guide,” she said.
Mrs Rankin thanked The City of Casey and Berwick RSL for allowing the Girl Guides to fly the flag.
More than one million Australian women have been or still are Girl Guides. Stamps and a limited edition $1 coin have also been produced to celebrate the centenary