It’s been over 100 years since Girlguiding was established, and our members are still pushing boundaries and achieving great things.

The Guide Association was established in 1909 – thanks to the efforts of many girls who refused to accept that scouting was ‘just for boys’. These young women began completing badges in sailing, aviation and home electrics. Later still, Girlguiding members were making important contributions to the First World War effort – growing food, acting as messengers for government organisations and working in hospitals, factories and soup kitchens.

Find out more about the history of Girlguiding here

Contact the Scottish Archivists Team  or Contact Helen Shedden to find out more information on North Ayrshire’s Archives! 

Uniform through the ages

Our uniform has changed plenty over the years. Find out more about each section’s uniform by downloading these information sheets created by the Scottish Archives Team.

Rainbows through the ages

Brownies uniform through the ages

Rangers/Senior Section uniform through the ages

Adult uniform through the ages