100 Years of World Guiding
1908 - 1st Camp for Bys at Brownsea Island
1909 - The First Boys Scouts Rally at Crystal Palace
1910 - Baden – Powel officially started the Girl Guide Movement
1912 - Baden – Powell met Juliette Law and Started Guiding then
1913 - The name changed to Girl Scouts in America
1914 - The Brownies Started (Rosebuds)
The first Brownie Badge (Owl – changed to wisebird Kenya)
1916 - Rangers and senior groups formed
1918 - Extension Guiding
Olave Baden-Powell appointed Chief Guide.
1919 - First International Council started with 20 Countries
1920 - 1st International Conference
1st Nairobi and Nakuru Guide Company formed
1922 - Official recognition of the Kenya Girl Guides Association by London
The Association Granted Royal Charted of Incorporation
Fox lease training centre was opened in England
1923 - 1st Annual Rally in England
1924 - 1st Camp at Fox lease
World Chief Guide Attended
1926 - Thinking Day started (Baden Powell and his wife Olave Baden – Powell’s
1928 - World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts Formed
1931 - Queen Mary opens New Guide Headquarters at Buckingham Palace Road
1932 - 1st World Guide Center (Our Chalet in Switzerland opened)
1935 - Lady Baden-Powell visited Kenya
1st Asian Company formed. 6th Aga Khan Company Flock
1936 - 1st African Guide Company in Kenya
1937 - Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret enrolled as Guides
1938 - Baden-Powell and his family came to Kenya to live
1939 - Lady Olave Baden-Powell became colony Chief Commissioner in Kenya
1941 - Lord Baden-Powell died at 83 years and buried in Nyeri.
1943 - Trefoil Guild was formed
1946 - The Queens badge was instituted
1947 - Lady Olave Baden-Powell visited Kenya
1949 - Margaret Kenyatta was the 1st Guider warranted
1952 - Princess Elizabeth and Duke of Edinburgh visited Kenya
1953 - Coronation Year – Queen becomes joint patron with Queen Elizabeth the
1954 - Air Ranger started in Nairobi
1956 - Our magazine on Princess Margaret came to Kenya as World Chief
Ranger. She took part in the Guides rally
1957 - Centenary year of Baden-Powell.
Opening of Our Cabana world centre.
Asante Rally in Nyeri
1958 - Parties of Rangers and Rovers climed Mt. Kenya and Mt. Kilimanjaro.
1960 - Golden Jubilee – World.
1962 - 40th Anniversary of Kenya Guiding
1963 - Lady Olave Baden-Powell opened the Kenya Girl Guides Association
Kenya became a Tenderfoot member of WAGGGS.
Hannah Rubia was elected the President of Kenya Girl Guides Association
Naomi Nandwa became a qualified African Trainer.
Linnet Omumbo first Executive of KGGA
1965 - Lady Olave Baden-Powell visited His Excellency President Hon. Jomo
Mama Ngina became the Patron of Kenya Girl Guides Association
3 Kenyan Guiders attended the first International Camp in Madagascar.
Wilhelmina Makokha – first professional trainer
1966 - Opening of Sangam World Center
1967 - Mrs. Evonne Muli became the 1st African Chief Commissioner.
1968 - The 1st Juliette Low Seminar attended by 2 Kenyan Rangers in USA.
1st East and Central African Training of Trainers
1969 - 80th Birth day celebration of Lady Olave Baden-Powell
1970 - Mrs. Obel appointed Chief Commissioner
1972 - Golden Jubilee of KGGA
1975 - Kenya became a full member of WAGGGS
1977 - Lady Olave Baden-Powell died and remains were buried in Nyeri
1981 - Barbara Ubago First Regional Commissioner for Nairobi, the first to be
awarded the Trainers Diploma in Kenya. The others include; Mrs. W.N
Makokha, Miss Anne C. Barangi; Mrs. Naomi Zani and Miss Birgit Jeusen.
1982 - Kenya Celebrates Diamond Jubilee
1985 - Kenya Celebrates 75th Anniversary of World Guiding
1987 - Kenya Hosted the 26th World Conference – The First ever World
Conference held in Africa
Rainbows (3 – 6yrs) introduced in the World.
1989 - 100th Anniversary of Lady Olave Baden-Powell – Fundraising towards
Kenya Room at Pax lodge
1992 - International Camp at Rowallan – 70th of KGGA
1994 - Launch of Peace Initiative
(Water is Life) – International Camp
1997 - Renovation of Kenya Girl Guides Association Headquarters and 75th
Anniversary of KGGA
Visit of Princess Benedict
1998 - Launch of Trefoil Guild in Kenya by Honorine R. Kiplagat
Official opening of renovated Headquarters by H.E. Daniel Arap Moi
President of Kenya.
1991 - Lady Joyce Aluoch, Avni Davi and Honorine Kiplagat become members
of the Olave Baden – Powell Society (OBPS)
2001 - Hosting of Olave Baden-Powell Society Annual General Meeting
1st Meeting in Africa
2002 - Brenda Goodman becomes a member of Olave Baden Powell Society.
200 - Mrs. Honorine Kiplagat elected Africa Region Chairman
2008 - Mrs. Wamuyu Mahinda elected to serve in the WAGGGS Board
Honorable Lady Justice Alouch appointed as International Criminal Court
Judge in the Hague.
2006 - Africa Region meeting held in Kenya
2009 - 1st Juliette Low Seminar held in Kenya
2010 - Mrs. Honorine Kiplagat awarded WAGGGS bronze award in the 9th
Africa Region Conference.