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Then…  The first Guide Company was formed in Alice Springs in 1934.  The Guides met in a little iron shed behind the old Methodist Church in Bath Street every Saturday.  A Brownie Pack was also formed at the same time and met at the Manse next door (now demolished) every Friday evening.  Amongst the first Guides were Mrs Mona Byrnes, Mrs Heather Clough and Mrs Jean Lovegrove… names long associated with the community.  Read more here…

Now… (Google Maps)

030803 euro ridge group guide hike 064Today the Alice Springs District Guides provides for local, interstate and international activities and events for Girls in a town with a population of 29,000 people living in the Northern Territory of Australia (map).

Originally a repeater station on the Overland Telegraph Line beside a waterhole named the Alice springs, the nearby town of Stuart was renamed as Alice Springs when the Post Office was moved into town.

Gor; Guides Hall located in the Heritage Precinct at 1 Stuart terrace Alice SpringsWith an annual rainfall of 250ml, and temperatures from -7deg to 40+ deg c, and as Alice Springs lies in the centre of the second driest continent on earth… we have the biggest beach.

We are one of the most remote Girl Guide Districts in the world, being 1500km from our Territory Girl Guide head office in Darwin, and with our nearest Guide neighbour “just up the road” in Tennant creek, over 500km north.



UNITS… Guides Units meet weekly at the Alice Springs Guide Hall or at the many Girl Guide activities organised by the girls and their leaders throughout the year

PATROLS… Units are divided into Patrols, allowing girls to develop leadership and team skills through group activities, guided by their elected Patrol Leaders and Seconds


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