Guides in the 1930's

On my eleventh birthday I became a member of the 2nd Northern Division of Lone Guides. Our Captain was Miss Madge Welch, who lived with her parents at 66 Williamson Street, Bendigo. Our activities were carried out by means of a "newsletter," once a month. Our examiners were our parents. Miss Welch asked us to read carefully and "learn" the work for each month. When we were ready for the test, Mother or Father would test us and sign our papers, which were then posted to Miss Welch in Bendigo. We began with the Tenderfoot tests.