Guide to having fun
CHANGES SPARK RISE IN GIRL GUIDES MEMBERSHIP
GIRL Guides in WA has suffered a long decline in membership but changes introduced under a new state commissioner has resulted in a rise in youth membership of almost 10 percent this year.
The association – which started in WA in 1915 – has recently taken a strong customer service focus and made things easier for volunteers, with database and training updates.
“Guiding helps girls gain life skills and build resilience, whilst being empowered to act and speak on matters that are important to them,” commissioner Linda Elezovich said. “The main challenge now is recruiting more adult volunteers to become Guide leaders so we can accommodate the girls interested in becoming Girl Guides.”
As part of its efforts to attract new members locally, the Girl Guides group in Parkwood is offering two-week trials. The Canning Sapphires group is looking for girls aged six to 10 years who want to try new things, make friends and enjoy nature on Fridays.
Parents interested in the two-week trial at Parkwood should call 9479 9800 or email email@example.com, or visit www.girlguideswa.org.au for an online form.
Girl Guides Samara Schafer and Aysiah Brennan are looking for new recruits.