Support and Leadership Roles

Adult Leaders can only be women, aged 18 or over who are appointed to help deliver the Australian Guide Program (AGP). Leaders do not necessarily have to be a Member to hold a Support or Leadership position. View our various positions below and if you feel that one of these options appeal to you, contact us today!


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Unit Helper

The Leadership role in brief:

  • A Unit Helper holds a Blue Card and current First Aid (theory).
  • A Unit Helper is a State Girl Guide Member and wears the uniform
  • A Unit Helper contributes to the delivery of a high quality Australian Guide Program (AGP) to youth Members in a safe environment.
  • Is committed to the principles of Guiding, the Promise and Law and Code of Conduct.
  • A Unit Helper supports the Unit Leadership Team by sharing skills and knowledge and contributing to the Unit program by supporting and encouraging youth Members progress in the Australian Guide Program.
  • Reports to the Unit Leader.

Unit Leader

The Leadership role in brief:

  •  A Unit Leader holds a Guides Leadership Qualification in Unit Leadership, a Blue Card and a current First Aid/CPR.
  • A Unit Leader is a State Girl Guide Member and wears the uniform.
  • A Unit Leader provides effective leadership of the Unit in order to deliver a high quality Australian Guide Program (AGP) to youth members in a safe environment.
  • A Unit Leader works with the Unit Leadership Team and is committed to the principles of Guiding, the Promise and Law, Code of Conduct, and promotes Guiding in the community.
  • A Unit Leader manages the Unit and administration of the Unit and takes responsibility and accountability of all activities involving the Unit.
  • A Unit Leader is responsible for the health and safety, including social media, of all members within the Unit.
  • A Unit Leader provides opportunities for youth to develop and use leadership skills, facilitates self-government in the Unit, develops and implements an effective program with youth members and encourages and supports other adults to become involved.
  • Reports to the District Manager.

District Manager

The Leadership role in brief:

  • Holds a Guides Management Qualification as a District Manager, a Blue Card and current First Aid (theory only).
  • District Manager provides effective management and leadership of the Guiding District including administration and the health and safety of all Members within the District (this includes social media).
  • Ensures successful leadership of adult leaders and managers enabling the delivery of a high quality Australian Guide Program (AGP) in a safe environment.
  • A District Manager is a State Girl Guide member and wears the uniform.
  • Is committed to the principles of Guiding, the Promise and Law and Code of Conduct.
  • A District Manager has highly developed people skills including the ability to work collaboratively with others and to bring out the best in them.
  • Actively encourages delivery of the AGP, facilitate sharing between Units, keep up-to-date with WAGGGS and take up opportunities to partake in Unit activities.
  • Promotes Guiding in the community, organise, attend and support community events, support Unit Leadership Teams.
  • Reports to Region Manager.

Outdoors Leader

The Leadership role in brief:

  • Holds a Guides Leadership Qualification as an Outdoors Leader and is physically capable to undertake the Outdoors Leader role safely.
  • An Outdoors Leader is part of the District/Region Team
  • Is dedicated to deliver a safe, high quality outdoors program to youth members providing opportunities to youth to develop and use outdoors skills.
  • An Outdoors Leader is a State Girl Guide member and wears the uniform.
  • An Outdoors Leader has a Blue Card and current First Aid/CPR.
  • Promotes Guiding in the community and supports and shares knowledge with Leadership Teams.
  • Is committed to the principles of Guiding, the Promise and Law and Code of Conduct.
  • Reports to the District Manager.

Olaves

Aged 18 to 30

Olaves are young women who wish to be a Guide as an Adult Member

The Olave Program is for members of Guiding in Australia aged 18-30, and focuses on the three aspects of community, adventure and self-development. Olaves take opportunities to: Make a positive difference in their communities through volunteering.service and advocacy;
Challenge themselves through new experiences especially in theoutdoors and internationally;
Develop skills and knowledge to enable them to grow as individuals.

The Olave Program is underpinned by the Guide Promise and Law and the innovations and traditions of Australian Guiding.
The Olave Program is flexible in that it adapts to suit the needs of its members and is governed entirely by those members. Olaves members form self-governed peer groups who plan, implement and participate in scheduled activities.

 Alternatively, members can participate and represent Guiding and young women as an individual in local, State or National events.
The peak achievement award is the Olave Baden-Powell Award.

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The Trefoil Guild

Open to women over 18 years of age


 If your time for regular Guiding is limited because of study, training, career, family or other responsibilities and you wish to keep your link with Guiding, then Trefoil Guild may be just the fit for you!
Trefoil Guild links members with Guide Leaders, Commissioners and Support Group members, women members of the Scout Association, and women who have made the Guide Promise.

"Dual Trefoil Guild Members" are women who hold qualifications or appointments with Girl Guides Queensland or the Scout Association or are active Support Group/District Support Team members who have made the Guide Promise.
Former members of member countries of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) now residing in Australia are also able to join Trefoil Guild.

For enquires please contact Qld Trefoil Guild Adviser email: trefoilguild@guidesqld.org