Invitation to Guiding night
Mums seek helpers to give girls new adventures
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.