Thursday, December 12th, 2019 - Girl Guides SA

It is with great sadness that Girl Guides South Australia heard the news concerning the Dallow/Hosking family who have been actively involved in Girl Guides in South Australia over several years.

Zoe Hosking was a loved and respected member of the Guiding community in South Australia. As a Guide, Zoe built friendships with Guides and Leaders across our organisation. Members of Zoe's unit at Prospect will remember her as a bright and cheerful friend who was always happy to help others out. Her sense of humour and enthusiasm were well known. She had recently attended two camps as a Junior Leader for our younger Guides and did a wonderful job.

Zoe was also active in the performing arts and took part in our Carry on Guides show for four years and also in the Scouts SA Comedy Capers as a member of the 2019 Girl Guide contingent. Zoe was a natural talent - a shining star through her performances and a role model to the young and the old. Though she will no longer be present, her spotlight will never dim.

Zoe had the potential to grow into an amazing young woman and fantastic leader of Guides. Her loss is an incredible tragedy which will impact on others for a long time.

Lisa became a volunteer with us not long after Zoe joined and has been a valued member of our community ever since. Both Gavin and Lisa have been a wonderful support to our Guiding activities. Contributing their time, knowledge and expertise to help support our Guides. They were always the first to volunteer to help in any way they could. Lisa had been on multiple camps and had only recently applied to help at our State Camp next year.

Our thoughts are with the Dallow/Hosking family at this difficult time, and we remain hopeful that Lisa's condition improves.

Our thoughts are also with the emergency services and all those involved in managing the impact of the tragedy. Thank you for all you are doing.

In the tradition of the Guiding and Scouting movement, who use the 'Gone Home' phrase to farewell members who have passed away, Girl Guides South Australia would like to acknowledge that Zoe has Gone Home, her friends at Girl Guides will miss her greatly.

For further information please contact: Kerrie Akkermans, CEO - 08 8418 0900

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Girl Guides South Australia (GGSA) was established in 1919 and today it is the largest youth organisation for girls and young women in South Australia; with 2000 youth members and 500 volunteer Leaders and adult Members.

GGSA provides a non-formal education program that is dynamic, flexible and values-based. Girls and young women are fully supported in safe and friendly environments where they can:

  • have a say in decision-making and activities
  • be listened to and respected
  • train and receive support in life skills
  • have their best interests considered and upheld

GGSA is an organisation that welcomes and actively seeks members from all societal groups.


Kerrie Akkermans
P: 0417 872 389
W: www.girlguidessa.org.au

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