Empowering girls to be their best

BEING a member of Glenorchy Girl Guides is not just about selling cookies.

Founded in the 1930s, the organisation boasts a rich history of enriching the lives of girls of all ages and from all walks of life, providing them with essential skills to succeed in life.

“Girl Guides is not just about biscuits and craft,” 4th Glenorchy Guides unit leader and support group secretary Hannah Jennings said.

“Girl Guides is about forming friendships, building confidence through fun and challenging activities and giving life sills to girls to help them deal with the pressures of today’s society.

“We aim to empower our girls to be the next generation of leaders and achieve their best at whatever they choose to do.”

With 25 current members, Ms Jennings said the Glenorchy Girl Guides facilitated a wide range of activities.

This included camping, kayaking, hiking, cooking, craft and providing services to the community.

“The girls are currently preparing for Quambatook, a sate Guiding event that will take place in Wayatinah this month (October),” she said.

“The girls will participate in a Survivor-like camp with activities such as building and sleeping in tree houses, hiking around Lake St Clair and fly fishing.”

The Glenorchy Girl Guides district is divided into three units – the Blue Gum Guides for ages six to 10-years, the 4th Glenorchy Guides for ages 10 to 14-years and the Discovery 2 Ranger Guides for ages 14 to 18-years.

The unit operates out of its own special hall in Booth Avenue, Glenorchy.

The hall, which is complete with a kitchen and large area, is available for hire to community groups and has serviced as the Glenorchy Girl Guides’ home since the 1970s.

For more information or if you are interested in joining the Glenorchy Girl Guides, phone district manager Kate on 0413 197 301 or visit the Facebook Page by searching ‘Glenorchy Girl Guides’.

Caption: Glenorchy Girl Guide members, back row from left, Hannah Jennings, Olivia James, Taycian Frost and Keitha Munro with, front row from left, Ebony George, Emma Ransley, Claire Dermody, Georgia Webb and Monika Goodyear.