Kelvingrove Art Gallery is hosting a Girlguiding Centenary Exhibition from 14 November to 17 January 2010.
Glasgow Guider Alyson Purves and the Scottish Guiding Activities Team put together the thought-provoking exhibition, which was opened by Liz Burnley, the Chief Guide.
The organisation was founded after large numbers of girls attended a Scouts rally in London in 1909, asking to join. Boy Scout Movement founder Robert Baden-Powell recognised that demand and, in 1910, asked his sister, Agnes, to lead the newly-formed Girl Guides.
Thumbing its nose at Edwardian society’s dismay over girls hiking, camping and enjoying the activities then reserved for boys, the Girl Guides – now Girlguiding UK – has grown into a 575,000-strong movement with a network of 60,000 volunteer leaders.
The Kelvingrove exhibition focuses on the positive impact Guiding has had on many girls and young women over the past 100 years and features personal items belonging to Glasgow Guiding pioneer Allison Cargill, who in 1910 formed the Cuckoo Patrol which later became the Thistle Patrol of Guides.