The Natal Mercury

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Girl Guides of South Africa, Natal region 1977-1978

Thanksgiving service for the life of Lady Olave Baden Powell, the world Chief Guide, who died last month. Young people of all races in the familiar khaki, blue and brown uniforms filled King's Park Stadium from goalpost to goalpost.

Girl Guides of South Africa, Natal region 1972-1976

Girl Guider Miss Gladys Niven  (38) , who devoted a lifetime to the movement especially among non-white members died at Durban home , she joined the movement after world war 1 , was for many years.

Girl Guides of South Africa, Natal region 1968-1972

Michelle Ubaghs proudly shows the shield with an assortment of badges which she received from her pack for her achievement. She is the first Brownie on the South Coast to obtain all 25 badges-the previous record of her pack was 13.

Girl Guides of South Africa, Natal region 1968-1972

The Provincial Commissioner of Natal Girl Guides, Mrs. E. Bain, takes the salute from an Indian Guide mistress during the march past of the anual Guide Sunday service at City Hall, Durban yesterday.

Girl Guides of South Africa, Natal region 1968-1972

A present from a princess, tea with Lady Baden-Powell, the opportunity to address 300 delegates from 91 different countries, plus a magnificent send off from her people in South Africa.

Girl Guides of South Africa, Natal region 1968-1972

Miss Daphne Tshabalala, the first African guider to attend the World Conference of the World Association of Girl Guides, takes a look at her letter of invitation.

Girl Guides of S.A: Natal region 1968-1972

Ann Bell, who is the Wembley Pack's Brown Owl, has a word with (from the left) Susan Butland, Robinne Duckworth and Belinda piper.

Girl Guides of South Africa, Natal region 1968-1972

More than 250 girl guided and commissioners from all parts of the country have gathered for a week long camp at Umnini, near Umkomaas, on the Natal South Coast.

Girl Guides of South Africa, Natal region 1968-1972

Three hundred white and non white children thronged the reception gate at Louis Botha Airport last night to welcome the world chief guide, Olave, Lady Baden-Powell.

Girl Guides of South Africa, Natal region 1968-1972

Lady Olave Baden Powell, GBE, was guest of honour at a tea party given by Mrs. T.J.A. Gerdener, wife of the administrator of Natal, at her home in Parkside, Pietermaritzburg. Lady B.P is seen with Mrs.

Girl Guides of South Africa, Natal region 1968-1972

Girl Guides in Durban: Girl Guides and Brownies came from as far away as Zululand for guide Sunday in Durban yesterday. The service was held in the City hall at which an address was given by Mrs. Milly Bloomberg.

Girl Guides of South Africa, Natal region 1968-1972

Six Girl Guides from six different Girl Guide companies were awarded the founder's Badge by their companies recently.

Girl Guides of South Africa, Natal region 1968-1972

Pamela Apsey (16), of Estcourt, will be presented with her Founder's Badge by Mrs. Baines, Provincial Commissioner of the Girl Guides' Association at a special ceremony to be held at MOTH Hall on Saturday. Pamela, a Standard 9 pupil at Estcourt High School, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.W.

Girl Guides of South Africa, Natal region 1968-1972

More than 50 Indian Girl Guides from four Durban from four Durban primary schools, H.S. done ST. Aidan's Surat Hindu and Phoenix, recently spent three days in Park Rynie camping at St. Mary's Convent, with a guide mistress from each of the schools.

Girl Guides of South Africa, Natal region 1968-1972

The annual guide day in Durban yesterday was attended by hundreds of Girl Guides and their families. One of the highlights was the presentation to six young guides of the founder Badge certificates.

Girl Guides of South Africa, Natal region 1968-1972

Janet the gentle gets a girl guide "First": Why does Janet Nel (14), read braille when she has perfect eyesight? The answer is simple-Janet is to be awarded what is believed to be the country's first Guide badge for hrlping the blind.

Girl Guides of South Africa, Natal region 1968-1972

The highest awards: Three Durban Girl Guides were recently presented with founders' badges. This is the highest award for guides under 16. The badges are presented to Guides of good character with the ability to lead and give service to others.

Girl Guides of South Africa, Natal region 1955-1957

Leading Stoker W.D. Jago was on shore patrol when he was photographed with Lieunt. Monica Macdonald counting girls from the Durban Sea Rangers Crew, who were ready to leave for Salisbury Island on one of their monthly training visits.

Girl Guides of S.A: Natal region 1955-1957

Long service Awards: Miss G. Niven, provincial commissioner of the girl guide association, presented Long service medals to non European warrant holders in the movement who have given at least 14 years' service to the Girl Guides. This photo was taken at Y.M.C.A hall, Durban.

Girl Guides of South Africa, Natal region 1952-1955

Girl Guides throughout Natal are observing "Guide Week" to focus attention on the ideals and objects of their worldwide movement. Most of them will attend school this week in their distinctive uniform.

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