Guides in Way­ati­nah gath­er­ing

The Gazette (Derwent Valley) - - NEWS -

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.

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