In 1966 the Scouts of the Northern Districts began a show called Comedy Capers Gang Show.
This show was started by several members of the Adelaide Gang Show, who wanted to bring the excitement of performing on a stage to the local Boy Scouts. Scouting was a “boys only” movement, just as Girl Guides was for the girls, and so Comedy Capers was open only to boys.
Carry On Guides was formed in 1973 after a request to a father by a young girl named Michelle who wanted to do what her brother did…
Carry On Guides is the only “all Girl Guide” variety show in the world.
A lot of families have been involved with Carry On Guides over the years.
This is what makes us special. We are a show for families, put on by families, with the common link of Guiding and all that it stands for. And “family” does not only mean the word in the traditional sense.
So much more than a handful of Sunday nights and a week in theatre, Carry On Guides is family.
indicates “Gone Home”, when a Guide or Scout has passed away.
Carry On Guides annually presents a cast and a crew award, the Josie Allery Award and the John Deeks Award respectively. We also recognise long term service with a Life Membership Award, recognizing 25 years of participation as a cast or crew member.
The Josie Allery Award
In honour of our long-time supporter, Ruby Life Member and past Producer of the show, we award a cast member with an award in her name. Josie (and her family) started with the show in 1974, after they’d seen the first show in 1973 and her daughters decided they wanted to do the show also. She has served in all departments and headed up various teams, including 12 years (1990-2001) as our Producer.
Since 2002, Josie (and her husband, Alan) can be found Front of House during our time in theatre, and quite often found helping out in other areas if needed. In 2014 they were both awarded a Ruby Life Membership, recognising 40 years of active involvement. Josie has also been both a Guide and Scout leader, supporting her sons and daughters with their involvement in both associations.
The Josie Allery Award is awarded to the cast member who shows their understanding of the Guide Promise and Law, in the way they conduct themselves during rehearsals and the theatre season. It can be awarded to any cast member of any age. The award will consist of a perpetual-type shield and a personal award/certificate for the recipient. The shield will be displayed in the foyer during our theatre season. The award will be presented, along with our other awards, at our between shows presentation.
Certificates acknowledging nomination for the award are presented to those who receive several nominations, Nominations for the award are made by fellow cast members and the Production Team, then considered by a panel from the Production & Executive Teams. Nominations are made by observation, or by telling a member of the production team or filling in a nomination form.
Congratulations to our previous nominees and Award recipients:
|2015||Jo McGuiness, Chantelle Travis, Anthea Wills||Jade Christie|
|2014||Breanne Christie, Rebecca Jordan, Deb McGuiness, Bronte Miller, Amber Platten, Anne-Marie Russell||Kimberly Milham|
|2013||Breanne Christie, Kimberly Milham, Hayley Russell||Emma Bailey|
The Guide Promise
I promise that I will do my best
To be true to myself and develop my beliefs
To serve my community and Australia
And live by the Guide Law
The Guide Law
As a Guide I will strive to:
- Respect myself and others
- Be considerate, honest and trustworthy
- Be friendly to others
- Make choices for a better world
- Use my time and abilities wisely
- Be thoughtful and optimistic
- Live with courage and strength
John Deeks Producers Award
In 1998, John Deeks (our first Producer) came to see the show for our 25th Anniversary celebration. He brought with him a wooden box as a perpetual award for an outstanding cast or crew member, who performed their duties above and beyond what was required of them. This has been awarded annually since then, with the recipient being decided by the Production Director and her team.
When returning the award the recipient receives a keepsake which includes a certificate acknowledging their status as a recipient. The certificate reads…..
Awarded in recognition of their outstanding and selfless contribution to Carry On Guides and epitomising what “Show Spirit” is all about…….
1998 Daphne Manuel
1999 Shirley Halls
2000 Pat Pomery
2001 Ron Lee
2002 Helen Daniels
2003 Jacky Sheldon
2004 Megan Gibbs
2005 Linda Hobart
2006 Liz Hobart
2007 Jenny Sheldon
2008 Gillian Powis
2009 Cory Hawkless & The Technical Crew
2010 Sal Dolan
2011 Nicole Miller
2012 Pat Pomery
2013 Kylie & Greg Pring
2014 Chris Watson
2015 Jenny Kerry
2016 Annie Cranston
Life Membership Awards
In 2005, the Executive Committee inaugurated a Life Membership Award, recognising 25 years of participation as a cast or crew member.
* indicates recipient still active within the show
Life Membership has been awarded to:
|2008||Pat Pomery (Garratt)*|
|Rebecca Jordan (Sutton)*|
|Sally Swan (Dolan)|
In 2014, Carry on Guides inaugurated a Ruby Life Membership Award, recognising 40 years of active participation.
Ruby Life Memberships have been awarded to:
2014 Josie Allery