From 2010 to 2012, 100 years of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting will be celebrated on 10 April, our annual Centenary Celebration Day. Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world will take part in activities related to each year’s theme: 2010 ~ Plant; 2011 ~ Grow; and 2012 ~ Share. Each activity should contain four elements – Good deed; International; 100 and Party. Click here to download 2010’s Centenary Celebration Day pack.
The centenary badge may be presented to Girl Guides and Girl Scouts who successfully complete a Centenary Celebration Day activity. They can collect a new badge each year.
If at the end of the three centenary years your members have successfully completed activities on each Centenary Celebration Day, why not reward them with the deluxe centenary badge which when sewn together with the 2010, 2011 and 2012 badges, form a rectangle.
The centenary badges can also be purchased and worn simply in celebration of the centenary. Purchase the 2010 centenary badge and the deluxe centenary badge from our online shop.
Examples of activities
- Recruit 100 new members each year! Bring a friend to a centenary celebration day party and use this as an opportunity to promote Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting and get more members.
- Talent shows! Celebrate your talents and invite members to come up with creative ways to celebrate the centenary theme of Plant through song, dance, poetry, mime etc. Post your photos, poems and songs here on the activities section or by sending them to the centenary coordinator email@example.com
- Planting party. Hold a planting party where everyone in the group plants seeds together – you could join a local park and help them with their seed planting; you could plant vegetables for a local school or an old people’s residence. Why not plant your seeds around World Thinking Day which has the theme of “poverty and hunger” and watch them grow between 22 February and 10 April? Perhaps you can hold a celebratory meal on 10 April 2011 using some of the food that you have grown yourselves the year before?
- Wear your scarf with pride. Wear your scarf all day on 10 April – in school, at work, with friends and family. If someone asks about it, tell them that you are celebrating 100 years of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting. Try to do one good deed at the same time.
- Share your memories. Invite former members in your community to plant a photograph, a memory or a story about Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting in a commemorative book.
Become a star on the hall of fame! The centenary activities page allows you to add your name to an activity or to create your own activity and add it to the page. Track how well you are doing on your celebrations or how may others have joined your activity around the world!
1910 saw the first Girl Guide groups started in the UK by Robert and Agnes Baden-Powell. By 1912, Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting had been introduced in many countries around the world. We will celebrate the birth of our Movement over three years - from 2010 to 2012. Many countries founded Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting between 1910 and 1912:
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Suggestions: If you have completed this badge, why not try the Global Action Theme badge?