Geraldine Jane Scarlet

Jane's outstanding ability as a mentor to hundreds of girls and women has had a profound effect in helping them make their way in life.

Change Agent

Jane had a long and dedicated career with the Girl Guides, the Salvation Army and as a teacher working to improve the lives of young women and girls.

Jane held a myriad of roles in the Girl Guides and her hands-on contribution was constant and ongoing. As Australian Program Advisor, she developed a program enabling girls to take on peer leadership roles. She led the initiative to redevelop the guiding system to better reflect contemporary styles of learning and also designed a bridging course and updated training and workshops.

Jane was leader of Girl Guiding in Victoria for five years and Chairman of the Girl Guides Victoria State Council and Executive Committee. She chaired the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) Constitution Committee for four years and was an Australian delegate at six WAGGGS World Conferences.

In 1998 Jane joined the Zonta Club, an international women's organisation committed to 'raising the status of women world wide through services and advocacy'. She became Vice President in 2005. She was a long time member of the Rosebud Corps of the Salvation Army and volunteered as a welfare counsellor.