THE new Girl Guides WA State Commissioner is ready to make the Belmont-based organisation be known for more than just their biscuits.
Noranda resident Katrina Lane has been a Girl Guides WA volunteer since her niece joined Morley Girl Guides 10 years ago.
She will start her role as State Commissioner on July 1 after holding a role as Assistant State Commissioner since 2016.
Ms Lane said future programs for the girls would tackle issues including self-esteem and body image, financial literacy and gender imbalance in board members.
“In my time, I would really like people to look beyond the biscuits,” she said.
“Biscuits are great and it makes people smile but I would love to extend that conversation.”
Ms Lane said the role of the Girl Guides was to provide a safe space for girls to work out who they were and how they fit in society.
“There’s research to say a girls’ only space is uplifting to young women,” she said.
“We can provide that safe space where they can be themselves.”