Guiding for Girls

The Girl Guides movement began in 1909, when some girls dressed as Scouts attended the Crystal Palace rally of Boy Scouts. The Chief Scout promptly founded the Girl Guides, seeking the advice of his sister and other ladies.

The organization is for girls what scouting is for boys, with ideals, practices and tests suitable for girls. It has an equal popularity with scouting, and the objection that it takes girls out of the home just when they are useful is answered by the facts that mentally a girl needs companions at this age, and that work with the Guides will make her far more useful at home.