Run Wild for Taronga

Age Range: All Members
Time Required: 1 Month
Fundamental: Service Project, Community Fundraising

Girl Guides NSW, ACT and NT and Sydney Taronga Zoo have teamed up to bring a new exciting program. Get your walking shoes ready to join in an exciting service project, Run Wild For Taronga.  

As one of Taronga Zoo's long-standing community partners, Taronga Conservation Society Australia has asked Girl Guides NSW, ACT and NT for help in raising funds to feed the animals and they’ve challenged us to stay fit while doing it! Participants can sign up to support Taronga by walking 1km, 6km, or 13 km a day. This interactive program can be done as a Unit or own your own and has something for everyone. 

Check out our Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT Run Wild For Taronga page

Click the link to learn more about the overall Run Wild For Taronga campaign

Materials Needed

  • Profile on Run Wild for Taronga Website
  • $15 for registration fee
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Active wear
  • Safe walking area


  1. If your Unit isn’t participating, individuals can sign up to be a part of Georgie Guide's Lone Wolves Team Page .
  2. Click on the Georgie Guides Lone Wolves Team Page
  3. Download this how-to for details on how to sign up.
  4. Pay the $15 registration fee and create your individual profile.
  5. These members can be Youth or Adults, who want to join the service project and support Taronga Zoo. 
  1. Unit Leaders may create a Team and invite Unit Members to Join. Use this Leaders how-to  for details on how to sign up.
  2. Unit Members pay the $15 registration fee and then create a profile and join their Unit Team. 
  3. Unit Leaders will need to approve members who join the team.This can prevent others from joining the team without permission. Leaders forget you will need to accept your team members as they join, so they are able to start fundraising. All Members including Leaders, Unit Helpers, and youth members are welcome to sign up as part of the Team. Parents and Supporter are welcome to join the team too. 


  1. Unit Leaders must create their Teams between 1-19 June.  
  2. All team members and individual participants must sign up before Friday 19 June.  
  3. The Girl Guides Run Wild For Taronga campaign will run 22 June – 22 July  
  4. The challenge and fundraising runs for 1 month.  

Fundraising Incentives

  1. First 50 Girl Guides to sign up, Taronga will provide 50 Wild Squad Pin, plus Taronga will give away 5 x family passes.
  2. First Girl Guides Unit to raise $250, will receive an exclusive Q&A webinar with one of our conservation experts! Plus a Taronga keyring for each unit member.  At the exclusive webinar, Girls will learn more about what happens behind the scenes, ask questions and discover what it’s like to work at one of the world’s leading conservation organisations.
  3. First Girl Guides Unit to raise $1,000 will be eligible for an exclusive Zoo excursion and private keeper talk.  A special engagement day at Taronga Zoo Sydney, meet some of our animals and experience a wild day out like no other!   Event date to be confirmed.

As a Girl Guide, How Can I Lead This Activity?

  • You can sign up to Run Wild with Taronga as an individual and fundraise as much as you can.
  • You can encourage your Mum, Dad, brother, sisters and other Girl Guide Members to do it too.


  • As a Unit Leader, How Can I Make This Activity Girl Led?

  • You can sign your Unit up as a Team and fundraise together.
  • Have everyone share their ideas on how they are going to fundraise.


  • As a Unit, how can we make sure everyone is included?

  • Encourage all the girls from your Unit to sign up.
  • Work together to achieve distance goal each day.


  • Activity source and acknowledgements

    Sydney Taronga Zoo
    Ashley Baker, Manager Member and Supporter Engagement Team


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