Girl Guides Movement

In October of last year at NSW Parliament, I was fortunate to participate in ‘Guiding at the House’ which was hosted by Girl Guides NSW & ACT.

Girl Guides State Commissioner Sarah Neill, and Chief Executive Officer Peta Gillies, participated in this gathering.

On 5 March of 2017, one of those young guide leaders, the fabulous Rachel Florey from the Hazelbrook-Lawson Mountain Devil Senior Guides, was presented with her Queen’s Guide Award.

This was a most prestigious occasion & I was honoured to spend a few moments acknowledging her & her many skills and achievements.

The Queen’s Guide Award is the peak achievement award for youth members of Girl Guides Australia. It involves many challenges over considerable time, following a syllabus, planning and reporting.

Guide Leader extraordinaire, Sue Bell, also deserves special mention, this important and emotional presentation day being her last after 24 years with Hazelbrook-Lawson.

Last week I joined District Manager, Di Strahan and her fantastic team of Leaders at the Springwood-Winmalee Guide Hall to participate in a range of Harmony Day activities with the girls.

Then just this past weekend I attended the Glenbrook Gourmet Trefoil Guild for their AGM & to hear Guide Stephanie Larkin talk of her trip to the Girl Guides Centre in SANGAM, India. Thanks and congratulations - also - to Rhonda Brodie, Margaret Wakefield and Sue Brown for their work in our community.

My thanks and congratulations to all involved in the world of Girl Guides Australia, especially those in our fantastic Blue Mountains community.

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