In­vi­ta­tion to Guid­ing night

Mums seek helpers to give girls new adventures

Central Otago Mirror - - NEWS - By CHE BAKER

Fond mem­o­ries of sleep­ing in snow caves, jump­ing into a river fully clothed car­ry­ing a pack and learn­ing how to sew on a but­ton may see the re­turn of guid­ing in Wanaka. Wanaka moth­ers Su­san Hel­more and Me­gan Wil­liams are hop­ing to at­tract enough in­ter­est to bring Pip­pins, Brown­ies and Girl Guides back to the area af­ter a 12-year hia­tus. The pair, who both were in­volved with the groups in their younger years, were hop­ing mem­bers of the com­mu­nity would be in­ter­ested in be­com­ing a leader or help­ing out with the group so girls in the area could cre­ate friend­ships, learn new skills and have adventures like they did while be­ing in­volved grow­ing up. ‘‘It’s a big op­por­tu­nity for girls to do things not ev­ery­one can do and get out­doors,’’ Mrs Hel­more said. Tomorrow night an in­for­ma­tion evening would be held for those in­ter­ested in be­com­ing a leader, par­ent helper or par­ents of those who have a daugh­ter who may be in­ter­ested in join­ing. ‘‘There might be some­one who doesn’t have chil­dren at home or has ex­pe­ri­ence who could help,’’ Mrs Hel­more said. Pip­pins was for girls aged five to six, Brown­ies for girls aged six to nine and a half and guides for girls over nine and a half.

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