In the village of Cumberland, Girl Guides are celebrating 100 years of rich history.

In 1916, they were known as the 1st Patriotic Cumberland Guides, and raised money for the war effort and for their uniforms.

The Guides have also held camps on Hornby Island and at Comox Lake.

Former guide leader Marianne Bell says she has fond memories of her time in the Girl Guides program.

Bell says the program still has an impact on the community.

The Cumberland Museum and Archives will be celebrating the history of the girl guides with a special event on Saturday, May 7th.