Serve, Support, Succeed

Membership to the "Olaves" is open to young women aged 18 - 30 years

Olave Program

Opportunities open to Olave members include: leadership, volunteer projects, outdoor activities, gaining skills for life, having time out with other young women and connecting with Guiding and the wider community. Olaves can be unit leaders, unit assistants or adult members who do not wish to have a leadership role within a unit.

The Olave Program is flexible to suit the needs of its members and is governed entirely by members. Olaves form self-governed peer groups who plan, implement and enjoy activities which suit their needs. Members of the program have the opportunities to participate, network and represent Guiding and young women at local, State, National and International events. 

The Olave Program encourages members to:  

  • Show commitment to Guiding through the Promise and Law. 

  • Support Community through voluntary service to Guiding and the wider world.

  • Celebrate and develop a deeper understanding of Guiding through Heritage and Traditions.

  • Foster cultural acceptance and strengthen global links through experiencing International Guiding.

  • Support, encourage and learn through Social Networks.

  • Grow as individuals through pursuing opportunities for Self Development.   

More information about the Olave program can be found in the Olave Program Resource.


Olave Awards and Opportunities

There are a number of awards exclusive to the Olave program which can be found here at the Olave Award Structure information page.

The peak achievement award for the Olave Program is the Olave Baden-Powell Award. This award challenges members in seven key areas: Promise and Law, Our Community, Heritage and Traditions, International Guiding, Social Networks, Self Development and Further Development.

For more information about the Olave Baden-Powell Award and other Awards available for Olaves, please visit the Girl Guides Australia website.

If you would like to know more about joining the Olaves and the Olave Program please complete the 
online enquiry form or phone Girl Guides Western Australia on 08 9355 4586