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Last Updated: Friday September 04 2009 10:58 GMT

Celebrating 100 years of guiding

NR helps celebrate the Guides' birthday

It's party time for guides all over the world as the movement celebrates its 100th anniversary.

It all started back in 1909 when a group of girls told the head of the Scouts, Robert Baden-Powell, they wanted a similar movement for girls.

Now more than half a million of you are part of Girlguiding UK, whether it's as a Rainbow, Brownie or Guide.

The year-long centenary celebrations will include a big gig, a national arts festival and specialist adventures.

Pixie Lott, The Noisettes and JLS are among the big name acts getting involved to help with the celebrations.