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Do you lead a Guide Unit?

Are your Unit records all over the place?

Do you carry lots of folders/exercise books/papers to Unit meetings?

Do you plan your weekly program on scraps of paper and then lose the paper just before the meeting?

Do you wish there was a simpler way?

Well, now there is!


The Australian Guide Unit Diary

The Australian Guide Unit Diary is designed to solve all those problems, and more. Created by a former professional forms designer with 30 years of experience as a Unit Leader in Guiding, the Australian Guide Unit Diary has all the forms you need to lead a Guide Unit in Australia. They include:




Addresses and Phone Numbers

Goals for the year – for the Unit, patrols or individuals

Guiding Dates to remember

Personal Expenses incurred for Guiding

Yearly and Term Program Planners

Special dates that could be used in programming

Programming Requests

Badge Planner

Receipts Record

Programming Ideas under the seven Fundamentals

40 Unit meeting planners, enough for any unit for an entire year

Attendance Record

Meeting Agenda/ Notes/ Decision Record pages (enough for 10 meetings)

Camp Planning pages, enough for four camps (including a form for shopping list)

Yearly Program Evaluation

Badges Completed

Patrol Leader Training Planner

Goals and Plans for next year

"This is a fantastic diary and I think you have done a wonderful thing here for all leaders of youth to help get them organised for the year!" – NR, Mid-West Region, NSW

"You've put a lot of work into the diary, and it's something that's been lacking for a while." – DG, North West Region, WA

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The Australian Guide Unit Diary is available as a comb-bound paper copy. The Diary may not be photocopied or otherwise reproduced.

If you wish to put the pages into a ring binder, let me know on the order form, and I'll send it to you unbound.

Cost: $30.00 + $14.00 postage anywhere in Australia.

"I have opened it and it looks great. I am going to definitely use most of it (probably all of it)." – CC, Northmead Roc ‘N’ Croc Guides, NSW

"I have one of those zippered folder thingies, and can put the diary into that - it has a two ring binder bit inside it. That means the diary will be where my stamps, etc. are - everything together! It’ll be magical! Heheh ... I will be so organised I will amaze everyone - myself included!" - DF, Lones, NSW


Payment for the Unit Diary would be a Unit expense.

This is not an official publication of Girl Guides Australia.

"This diary is fantastic! We are talking about getting another one for the Guide Unit. I have the Junior Guides. Also our District Leader thought it would be a useful tool for all of our Leaders to have one." – GH, 2nd Grenfell Junior Guides, NSW

"We have new Leaders who have just taken over the 7-10 Unit and they are in the planning stage. I think any way of helping them get organised would be great." – YJ, Hampton Vic

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Frequently Asked Questions

I'm concerned that the Diary might have a NSW bias. I am a Guide Leader in Queensland. Is the Diary relevant for me?

The Diary is a collection of forms and planners that are designed for use by anyone leading a Guide Unit according to the Australian Guide Program. As with any diary, there will be some forms that you might not use often, or at all. For instance, there are several methods of planning the program - simply use the one that suits you best. Similarly, if a particular form has sections that aren't quite what your Region is used to, fill in your own requirements in those sections.

Is the Diary dated, or does the leader insert the appropriate dates?

The Australian Guide Unit Diary is undated, so that it can be started at any time of the year. When you receive it, simply sit down with a calendar and fill in the appropriate dates and start using it. This will take a little bit of time, but it's well worth it.

Two leaders (of two different units) live in our house – do we need to buy two copies?

The Diary is meant to be used by Units, so that you have a complete record of the Unit’s activities over a year. Therefore, each person in the household would need to buy a copy for her own Unit. It would also be perfect to hand over when leadership of a Unit changes - everything would be at the new Leader's fingertips! Remember, purchase of the Australian Guide Unit Diary is a legitimate Unit expense.

How could you see my messy desk all the way from Cattai NSW?

I figure that if my desk is messy, approximately 99% of the desks in humandom are probably messy. I didn’t peek over your shoulder – I’m a Desktop Filer too! That’s why I created the Australian Guide Unit Diary, so the mess on my desk doesn’t interfere with leading my Unit. See Gaye’s Filing System for a terrific and easy way of filing your Guiding resources that even kids can do.

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Users of the Australian Guide Unit Diary so far:

UPDATE: I've stopped counting!

1A Artarmon Guides (NSW)
1A Beresfield Junior Guides (NSW)
1A Orange Brownies (NSW)
1A Parkes Butterfly Guides (NSW)
1A Parkes Cecil Guides (NSW)
1B Camden Haven Guides (NSW)
1B Stockton Guides (NSW)
1B Temora Junior Guides (NSW)
1st Aitkenvale Gumnuts (Qld)
1st Balcombe Heights Guides (NSW)
1st Burpengary (Bimbimbie) (Qld)
1st Cherrybrook Guides (NSW)
1st Croydon Park Junior Guides (NSW)
1st Hampton Brownie Guides (Vic)
1st Hazelbrook Ranger Guides (NSW)
1st Helensburgh Girl Guides (NSW)
1st Melba Guides (ACT)
1st Merimbula Seaside Guides (NSW)
1st Moggill Guides (Qld)
1st Morton Bay Guides (Qld)
1st Ross Brownies (Qld)
1st Sans Souci Flexible Unit (NSW)
1st Springwood Guides (NSW)
1st Temora Junior Guides (NSW)
1st Tumut Gumnuts (NSW)
1st Vincent Guides (Qld)
1st Wellington Blue Gum Guides (NSW)
1st West Bexley Guides (NSW)
2A Temora Guides (NSW)
2A Woonona Guides (NSW)
2nd Aitkenvale Brownies (Qld)
2nd Aitkenvale Guides (Qld)
2nd Baulkham Hills Guides (NSW)
2nd Finley Guides (NSW)
2nd Grenfell Junior Guides (NSW)
2nd Northgate/Nundah Brownie Pack (Qld)
2nd Parkes Guides (NSW)
3rd Capalaba Butter
fly Guides (Qld)
3rd Sans Souci Guides (NSW)
4B Lone Southern Cross Guides (NSW)
4th Berwick Guides (Vic)
4th Cherrybrook Brownies (NSW)
7th NSW Lone Boomerang Guides
11th Ballarat Guides (Vic)
Albion Park Junior Guides (NSW)
Annangrove White Tigers Guides (NSW)
Auburn-Lidcombe Guides (NSW)
Baulkham Hills Bat-Tacular Guides (NSW)
Baulkham Hills Explorer Guides (NSW)
Hills Possum Guides (NSW)
Baulkham Hills SRS Encounter Ranger Guides (NSW)
Baw Baw Junior Leader Unit (Vic)
Bendigo Lightning Guides (Vic)
District (NSW)
Bolwarra/Largs Gem Guides (NSW)
Bolwarra/Largs Opal Guides (NSW)
Bolwarra/Largs Sapphire Guides (NSW)
Booval Park Guides

Bunbury Girl Guides (WA)
Burleigh Girl Guides (Qld)
Caloundra Seashell Brownies (Qld)
Caboolture Blue Gum Guides (Qld)
Camden Haven Girl Guides (NSW)
Camp Hill District (Qld)
Cherrybrook Junior Guides (NSW)
Cherrybrook Guides (NSW)
Chichester Region (NSW)
Coolah District (NSW)
Coonabarabran Gumnut Guides (NSW)
Cootamundra Wattle Guides (NSW)
Cranbourne Dolphin Guides (Vic)
Cranebrook Guides (NSW)
Crestwood Adventure Guides (NSW)
Cronulla SSR Gunnamatta Guides (NSW)
East Don
caster Wattle Guides (Vic)
Everton Par
k Gumnut Guides (Qld)
Ginninderra District (ACT)

Greater Blue Mountains Region (NSW)
Greater Newcastle Region (NSW)
Gosford City Forest Guides (NSW)
Flinders Region (Qld)
Hampton Guides 7-10 (Vic)
Heydon District Guides (ACT)
Kellyville Guides (NSW)
Maryborough Butterfly Guides (Vic)
Medowie Lumberjacks (NSW)
Mid-West Region (NSW)
Mount Colah Hori
zon Junior Guides (NSW)
Murrungundie Southern Cross Guides (ACT)
Narre Warren Nth Opal Butterflies (Vic)
Nelson Bay Sea Gem Guides (NSW)
Northmead Roc 'N' Croc Guides (NSW)
Ormeau District (Qld)
Paddington Junior Guides (NSW)
Point Clare District (NSW)
Portland Guides (NSW)
Richmond Junior Guides (NSW)
Riverina Region (NSW)
parton Junior Guides (Vic)
South Rockhampton Girl Guides (Qld)
South West Region (NSW)
Springwood-Winmalee Adventure Guides (NSW)
Springwood-Winmalee Quest Guides (NSW)
Springwood-Winmalee Warimoo Guides (NSW)
Springwood-Winmalee Warimoo Odyssey Guides (NSW)
The Entrance Guides (NSW)
Traralgon Dolphin Guides (Vic)
Warragul Gumnut Guides (Vic)
Wauchope Wildflower Guides (NSW)
Whyalla Girl G
uides (SA)

Young Golden Cherry Guides (NSW)
Young Junior Guides (NSW)
Young Guides (NSW)

Please note that the pages in this Diary are copyright. Please do not create derivative works or copy my work.

Print the order form and send it with your payment to

G. Wilson, 46 Millers Road, Cattai NSW 2756


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