After launching the boys’ Scouting movement in 1907, Lord Robert Baden-Powell officially founded Girl Guides in the UK in 1910. Soon Girl Peace Scouts groups began to form in New Zealand and by 1923, they had become the Girl Guides Association, Dominion of New Zealand and a Branch of the Girl Guides Association, United Kingdom, incorporated by Royal Charter, 1922.

More than 100 years later, GirlGuiding New Zealand is still focused on giving girls and young women the opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of social, recreational and community action experiences that encourage them to help themselves and help others.