If you have ever wondered what being a Girl Guide is all about, then come along to the Guide Hall in Cecile St on the 15th July between 10am and 2.00pm and we will hopefully provide you with such interesting information that your daughters will want to join us.
Guiding has been a tradition in Parkes for nearly 75 years, and has provided both young girls and women with the skills and knowledge that has seen them achieve success in many fields of their everyday lives, as well as giving life-long friendships filled with fun along the way.
Guiding has moved with the times, and while knot tying and camping skills are still relevant today, there are many new and exciting avenues to explore such as geo- caching, abseiling, and canoeing, to name a few. And of course, there are the Jam- borees to look forward to, as well as doing community events throughout the town.
The “Drop in and Try” at the hall will have outdoor cooking, craft work, an obstacle course, games and many more things on offer.
Girls between the ages of five and eighteen can be a Girl Guide. Adults aren’t being left out either, as there is always room for leaders and helpers, no matter how much or how little time you can give. Even if you live in Forbes you are most welcome to join the Parkes girls in their weekly meetings.
Come along, have a peek at what the Guides do, and who knows, maybe you’ll like us enough to join – we hope so!
By Sue Stibbard