Outdoors update

Last chance for Science in the Garden and more

Last chance for Science in the Garden! - Registrations close Monday, 21 March at 5pm

Girl Guides, it’s time to dust off your lab coats and telescopes. The annual Adventure in the Garden just got cooler, with a new Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) focus on exciting outdoor activities.

Amongst the gorgeous grounds of the Australian Botanic Gardens, you’ll have a riot of a day full of magnetic-painting, crate-stacking, bull-roar-creating…and for our overnight campers, some stellar star-gazing. Amazing!

What’s more, our very special guest Dr. Karl Kruszelnicki will present a whizz-banging science show!

As they say, from little STEMs, big things grow…


Registrations close Monday, 21 March at 5pm. You definitely don’t want to miss out on this…even our special guest Dr. Karl Kruszelnicki is getting excited!

Break out your beakers, register here

Guides Go Outdoors - A special badge for 2016

AIR FIRE WATER EARTH


Who can earn the badge?

  • Any member, youth or adult!


How is the badge earned?

  • Guides aged 5-9 years old complete 1 challenge from each of the 4 elements plus one of their choice. The badge can be received after the completion of 3 challenges
  • Guides aged 9-17 years old and adults complete 2 challenges from each of the 4 elements plus one of their choice. The badge can be received after the completion of 5 challenges


You can download the badge challenges and information from here.

Ask your leader about working on this badge during 2016!

Bettongs.org Woodlands Twilight Tours

Pre-booked guided walking tours that start 30 minutes before sunset and last 2-2.5 hours (approx 4 km).


The tours rotate through four walking tour options of similar length. You will learn about the sanctuary and endangered woodlands, search for nocturnal animals and enjoy experiencing nature at night.


You can go on a public tour with your family and friends or ask your leader to consider arranging a tour just for your unit or district!