While physically distanced, Girl Guides throughout South Australia remain socially connected, having fun and learning. With ‘Be Prepared’ as their motto, leaders have pivoted to virtual delivery of programmes, supported by parcel delivery of ‘Stay at Home Challenges’.
While outdoor adventures and camping are off the menu for the moment, girls continue to be in touch with one another and their Leaders, working towards achieving their Girl Guide badges from home.
“With a mix of on-line and hard-copy resources, girls can independently engage in the fun of Virtual Guiding, challenging themselves, learning practical life skills, engaging with and supporting one another, and keeping mentally active healthy and strong”, said Kerrie Akkermans CEO Girl Guides SA. “Parents and Carers have endorsed the on-line webinars and activities, as providing a safe environment for girls to enjoy independent, out of school learning with their Guiding peers and Leaders” she added.
Mrs Le, patron of Girl Guides SA, and wife of the Governor of South Australia, has commended Girl Guides SA for their work connecting Girl Guides with community, and helping those who are vulnerable and in need. She has praised the SA Girl Guide community for their recent initiatives of Virtual Guiding, the Wellness Distancing Webinars, offering a campsite as a Koala Sanctuary in response to the recent bushfires, and providing Puddle Jumpers Community Food Drives Girl Guide premises to operate from.
Girl Guides SA welcomes girls from 5years of age, to enjoy fun programmes and activities, making new friends and developing into confident, self-respecting responsible community members. https://www.girlguidessa.org.au/
For further information please contact:
Kerrie Akkermans, CEO, GGSA
0417 872 389