Lone Guides

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Lone Guides or Lones are those Girl Guides and Girl Scouts who do not attend group meetings for a variety of reasons. They are organised into groups that keep in touch, for example, by letter or email. Members carry out their organisation's normal programme on their own as much as they are able. The first official Lone Guides started in 1912 in the UK. Many countries have Lone Guides.

== Lones of the Air talk to Guiders and other Guides on radios.[1]

Lone Satellite Guides use a computer satellite link to keep in contact.[2]

Canada – Girl Guides of Canada Guides du Canada[edit]

Lone Guides are recorded as early as 1916 in Canada.[3] Lone Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders and Rangers exist in most provinces.

In 1930 in Nova Scotia, the province's first Lone company was formed.[4]

Helen Kidd, a Lone Guide from Nova Scotia received the Commonwealth Prize in 1955.[4]

New Zealand – GirlGuiding New Zealand[edit]

In New Zealand, there is a project to offer Guiding over the internet for girls between 5 and 18.[5]

United Kingdom – Girlguiding UK[edit]

Lone Guiding started in 1912. The first Lone Guide conference was held at Foxlease in 1923. In 1925, separate Lone Ranger companies were started. Lone Guiding still operates in the UK at every level.

1st Lone Company[edit]

1st Lone Company was established in 1912 by Agnes Baden-Powell. The Captain was Nesta G. Maude, the very first Guide to earn the Silver Fish award. Members of this company lived in such diverse places as England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cyprus, Poland and Belgium. They kept in contact by a postal newsletter. There were several patrols, including the Thistle patrol.

There is record of a camp at Eridge, taking tea with Agnes Baden-Powell at her house and visits to Guide Headquarters (at that time located at 116 Victoria Street in London) in the first few years of the company's existence.

United States of America – Girl Scouts of the USA[edit]

Lones in the USA are called Juliette Girl Scouts, so named after the founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA, Juliette Gordon Low. They were formerly known as Solo Girl Scouts.[6]

In 2003, nearly 2% of Girl Scouts were Juliettes.[7]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Guides SA Lone Guides". Retrieved 2006-10-02. 
  2. ^ "Lones Region — South Australia". Retrieved 2006-10-02. 
  3. ^ "Fact Sheet — The Three Baden-Powells: Robert, Agnes and Olave". Girl Guides of Canada Guides du Canada. Archived from the original on 2006-10-07. Retrieved 2006-10-02. 
  4. ^ a b "NS Girl Guides: About History". Nova Scotia Council of the Girl Guides of Canada. Archived from the original on 2006-08-11. Retrieved 2006-10-02. 
  5. ^ "New Zealand Internet Guides". New Zealand Internet Guides. Archived from the original on 2007-01-01. Retrieved 2006-10-02. 
  6. ^ "Girl Scout Council of Minneapolis". Girl Scout Council of Minneapolis. Archived from the original on 2006-08-21. Retrieved 2006-10-02. 
  7. ^ "LEADER Magazine: Spring 2003 Highlights". Girl Scouts of the United States of America. Retrieved 2006-10-02. 

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