Girl Guides Centenary: Flying The Flag

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7 October 2010

Girl Guides Centenary: Flying the Flag

At 10:00 AM tomorrow, Friday 8 October, the Girl Guides world flag will be raised outside

Parliament House, Sydney, and will fly through the weekend. This is happening as a

courtesy of the Presiding Officers of the Parliament.

The flag is to be raised by the Hon. Penny Sharpe MLC on behalf of the Premier, in the

presence of other members of both Houses, including the Leader of the Opposition, Mr

Barry O’Farrell MP.

The State Commissioner, Belinda Allen, says that “Girl Guides NSW and ACT appreciate

this public recognition of our achievement by the NSW Parliament, Government and

Opposition of 100 years of changing lives. We are proud that our flag is flying in front of

the oldest Parliament in Australia.”

“It will be flying here on Sunday”, she continued, “when at the tenth hour of the tenth day

of the tenth month of our Centenary, 30,000 Guides all over Australia and 10 million

around the world will renew

their Promise.” To celebrate this historic occasion, Guides

world flags will be raised across the country and around the globe to say “Together we

can change the world.”

Flags will fly on Sunday from Sydney Town Hall and the National Maritime Museum, as

well as in towns and hamlets all over the State, as Girls and Leaders make their

traditional promise to do their best, to help other people and to keep the Guide Law. They

are also committed to attaining the Millennium Development Goals through their Global

Action Theme.


On behalf of the Premier Penny Sharpe congratulates Girl Guides on their record of

achievement and service. The Government values the role of Girl Guides in giving girls

and young women a voice, enabling them to become the leaders of tomorrow. Girl

Guides empowers girls and young women to gain leadership and life skills and to

become community leaders, something that we value and support.”

Barry O’Farrell adds that “Girl Guides has played a very important role in teaching girls

the value of teamwork, leadership, charity and discipline. I wish

them every success for

their next 100 years.

After the ceremony the State Commissioner will invite everyone to morning tea in

Parliament House, at which Barry O’Farrell will cut the Centenary cake and then he and

Penny Sharpe will each say a few words.

The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) flag is attached.

2010 Year of the Girl Guide


For further information, interviews or photos, contact:

Robert Cooksey

Media Liaison

Girl Guides NSW & ACT

Phone 0423 787 655


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