Here come the Girl Guides: 100 years of Guiding in London
This exhibition is now closed
From Baden-Powell to Brown Owl, celebrate 100 years of guiding at Museum of London Docklands this summer! Learn about London's historic role in the largest voluntary organisation for girls and young women in the UK and explore the history and changing identity of the organisation through the experiences of Guides past and present.
The exhibition focuses on the guiding movement in London since the Girl Guides Association was created in 1910. Developed in partnership with Girlguiding London and South East England, the exhibition forms part of the year long centenary celebrations happening throughout the UK.
Alongside a colourful account of guiding history, old-fashioned stereotypes of cake baking and below the knee skirts are dispelled as the exhibition highlights the relevance of guiding in today’s contemporary society. Members of the guiding community are also able to receive a unique and specially designed limited edition badge by visiting the show.
With its origins in Edwardian London, guiding has survived to remain relevant to young people in the age of the Playstation. This exhibition will explore the history and changing identity of an organisation which has become part of the fabric of British youth culture. The centenary of guiding provides a timely opportunity to reflect on a movement which has been such an influence on generations of women.
Here Come The Girl Guides: 100 years of Guiding in London runs until 31 October 2010 at the Museum of London Docklands. Entry is free.
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