Sunday, 3 May 2015

Girl Guides in War Time

From the Stirling Observer, May 1st, 1915. 


The Girl Guides, under the leadership of Miss Agnes Baden-Powell, are rendering national service at this juncture quite equal to that of the boys, but in different spheres of action.  They have rendered invaluable assistance to the British Red Gross Society in numerous directions but more especially in the cutting and rolling of bandages, in which every girl shows expert skill and speed.  In cycling, map-reading, and signalling they are as useful as the boys.  They also give voluntary help with invalid cookery for hospitals, and in the soup kitchens for the poor.  Many a tired mother is helped in the nursing of a sick child, and with her housework, mending, and darning.  Gardening also appears to come quite naturally to these girls, who have been trained to turn their hands to anything, and whose motto is "Be Prepared."  The chief need at present is for teachers, lieutenants, and captains, and girls from eighteen to twenty-one are required to fill these positions.

[Some of the work being done by the Boy Scouts was described here. ]

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