Belt, Girl Guide; Girl Guides Association; 20th century; CT89.1874b2


Belt, Girl Guide

About this object

Girl Guides belt; a brown, leather belt. The buckle is embossed with the Girl Guides logo and the words: 'Girl Guides Association, Be Prepared'. At two points on the belt, a metal ring is inserted for attaching implements. Handwritten on the back of the belt: 'P M Jones'.
Girl Guiding was developed in 1908, when the daughter of New Zealander Lieutenant Colonel Cossgrove asked if she and her friends could join in Scouting with the boys. In September of that year the first girls were sworn in as Girl Peace Scouts.
In 1923 the organisation was officially registered as part of The Girl Guide Association which had been set up in England in 1909 and became known as The Girl Guides Association of New Zealand.


Girl Guides Association

Maker Role


Date Made

20th century

Place Made


Medium and Materials

processed material, leather; processed material, metal.


l 740mm x w 42mm

Subject and Association Keywords

societies, club. clubs and societies for special classes

Credit Line

From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey".

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