Local Girl Guides held an open house at St. Peter’s Parish Hall Saturday to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Guiding movement.
Guide leader Michelle Cole said girls were attracted to the Boy Scouts movement after that was started in 1907 but Lord Baden-Powell, the Englishman who founded the Scouting movement, did not want to mix boys and girls. The Girl Guides were founded in 1910 and quickly spread around the British Empire and other countries.
Guiding began in Canada in 1910 and by 1923 it had spread to Revelstoke where 66 girls joined up. The movement has retained its attraction for local girls over the decades. Today there are about 60 local girls enrolled as Sparks, Brownies, Guides and Pathfinders.
Here are two local historical photos and a few from the open house: