Empowering our daughters

Aaliyah, Sophia, Chloe and Indiana from the Cooloola Coast Girl Guides perfecting their tent skills

Aaliyah, Sophia, Chloe and Indiana from the Cooloola Coast Girl Guides perfecting their tent skills

Girl Guides have been active in our region since February 2016, and with local support they have been doing outstanding work empowering girls and young women to grow into confident, self-respecting community members and leaders of tomorrow.

With an exciting and varied programme designed to inspire and challenge, Guiding introduces girls to a world of new opportunities, adventure and fun!

The Cooloola Coast Unit gets together with friends at weekly meetings to try new activities, learn life skills, get creative, explore different cultures and play games.

Cooloola Coast Girl Guides attend local community events such as the ANZAC Day march; learn from experts such as the SES, Fire and Police Service, plus the Lions, Fishing and Bowls Clubs (just to name a few!), and also give back to the community such as helping on Clean Up Australia Day.

On the first night back this year the girls had fun putting up tents, preparing for the Regional Turtle Camp at the end of February.

Some members of the unit are very excited to be joining 80 girls from the Sunshine Coast region up at Mon Repos to see baby turtles hatching and making their way out to sea, as well as make new friends and take part in camp fun.

Make a difference in your community.  Become a leader or support our local Girl Guides by making a donation either financial or goods (ie. for crafts/cooking/sporting/camping); provide a space for a donation tin; or kindly offer opportunities for education, adventure, fundraising or community service activities. All help is welcome!

Expressions of interest for 2020 for girls 5 – 17 yrs. Get Started Vouchers (Sports and Recreation subsidy for low-income families) available from January 22. For information – Heather Brown: 0413 674 457.