Coffs celebrates Guiding century

COFFS Harbour Guides are celebrating the movement’s 100-year anniversary internationally and locally.

On May 15, the local guides will hold a big birthday party at the Guide Hall in Harbour Drive from 2pm-4pm, with all the usual birthday party food and entertainment.

On June 19, guides across the world will light bonfires to mark a century of Guiding and Coffs Harbour will join the global chain of fire, with a venue for the major blaze still to be announced.

On September 11 there will be a function at Park Beach Bowling Club to mark the Guide Centenary and the formation of the Coffs Harbour Guides in 1950.

This is the Year of the Girl Guide and a stamp to mark the occasion will be released in September, which is the start of 12 months of special guide activities around Australia

There had been a short-lived guide group in Coffs Harbour in the 1930s but the present movement dates from 1950, when Naomi England began a Guide troop in the town.

Guides has flourished on the Coffs Coast ever since and there are currently guides in Sawtell and Woolgoolga as well as Coffs Harbour.

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