April 13, 2012
Girl Guides celebrate Centenary Day

Girl Guides in St Vincent and the Grenadines celebrated Centenary Day, “100 Years of Changing Lives”, on April 10, 2012, with their sisters in guiding worldwide by sharing the joys of guiding in their communities.{{more}}

Every year for the past three years, on April 10, the 100th day of the year, members of the Movement, which is the largest one that caters to the needs of girls and women worldwide, have joined in worldwide celebration.

In 1909, several girls demanded a place for girls at the Crystal Palace Boy Scout Rally. These girls were, in fact, the very first advocates for the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts – speaking out and challenging the norms and gender conventions of the time. This was the start of the Guiding Movement.

For 100 years, approximately 250 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts have been changing lives and building a better world through leadership development, community action, service to others, peer education and advocacy. To honour this history and to build for the future, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts has celebrated the centenary of the international Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting movement over three years, from 2010 to 2012.

Each year has been celebrated under a different theme; Plant (2010), Grow (2011) and Share (2012).

The Association plans to honour at the Annual General Meeting this year, stalwarts of the Movement who have shared their time and resources within the Movement, thus contributing to its growth.