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23-May-2016 (Peter Williams)
23-May-2016 (Peter Williams)

Photographs supplied by Stephen Woods / Peter Williams
The tree commemorates the golden jubilee of guiding.

At the first Boy Scout Rally held in London in 1909 Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Boy Scouts, was surprised by a number of girls who insisted they wanted to be Girl Scouts. He agreed that something was needed for the girls and in 1910 the Girl Guides Association was formed.

From as early as 1909 girls in Australia were forming guiding groups and by 1920 Girl Guide Associations had been formed in six states. In 1926 the State Associations federated and formed a national organisation.

Over a million Australian women have been or are still Girl Guides.


Address:Pacific Highway, Railway Station Park , Ourimbah, 2258
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.360163
Long: 151.36998
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:1920
Approx. Event End Date:1970


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1970
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Planted to commemorate the golden jubilee of guiding


Ourimbah Guides & Brownies


Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au