Guides in Wayatinah gathering
MORE than 100 Girl Guides from across Australia have swarmed the Wayatinah Lakeside Caravan Park in the Central Highlands for a fourday camping extravaganza.
Camp activities started at the Ouse Disctric School, where the Girl Guides gathered for the first time on Monday.
The recent rain and snow was left behind and replaced with bright sunshine as the girls set up camp in preparation for the Survivor themed camp.
Ouse residents may have wondered what was going on as Girl Guides went exploring the town on a scavenger hunt.
A spectacular moonlit opening ceremony was held on the bank of the Wayatinah Lagoon.
The girls listened to a story that highlighted how we are all unique and yet all connected, and there was also singing, games and the development of a rock mosaic.
Some of the Girl Guides took their survival challenge to new heights, creating tree houses which allowed thwem to sleep under the stars and make friends with the local wildlife — including leeches.
Rowing dinghies, fishing, hatchery tours, hiking, camp fires, and a murder mystery dinner party are just some the adventures the girls still have to look forward to before camp activities wrap up on Thursday afternoon.
If you know of any girl who may be interested in joining Girl Guides on future adventures you can obtain further information from www.girlguidestas.org.au or by phoning 6244 4408.