More than 1,800 parents, leaders and girls from across Dundee gathered in the Caird Hall to celebrate the launch of Girlguiding Dundee’s centenary year.
They were entertained as around 350 Rainbows, Brownies and Guides took to the stage in a variety of costumes to sing and dance their way through a showcase of the youth organisations’ past 100 years.
The girls shared Girlguiding’s history with the audience, which included many former members, Lord Provost Bob Duncan and Girlguiding Scotland’s chief commissioner, Sue Walker.
A number of youngsters were invited on stage to make their Guiding promises while Rebecca MacLennan, a member of the Riverside Senior Section unit, was presented with her Queen’s Guide Award.
Rachel Strathan and Hannah Crowe of Muirhead Guides were presented with their Baden-Powell Challenge awards.
The centenary launch kicks off a year of celebrations for the organisation, which will include a centenary challenge and a flash mob.
Participants are also working with the Overgate Shopping Centre to host a badge trail and display exploring the history of Girlguiding locally.
In February 1915 and with 18 girls the 1st Downfield Guides were the first unit to open in Dundee.
Now, in 2015, Girlguiding Dundee thrives with more than 1,300 girls and 250 volunteers in Rainbow, Brownie and Guide units across Dundee, in Invergowrie and Monifieth.
Hazel Lusby, Girlguiding Dundee county commissioner, said: “It was a fantastic day for everyone.
“The girls really took control and organised an unforgettable performance and you could tell the girls really enjoyed singing, dancing and being with their friends during this major milestone for Girlguiding in Dundee.”
For more information on joining Girlguiding Dundee, as a member or volunteer, visit www.girlguidingdundee.org.uk.