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Recently Rainbow District had their annual District Day on 7 October 2013.
We had a massive turn out of family and friends and totalled 65 people altogether!
The day dawned bright and beautiful for our morning trip to Amazeme in Rotorua. The girls and their families had a fantastic time, not just going through the maze (which took ages! but we didn't lose anyone either!!), but there were tons of other activities available.
After lunch as part of the Themes that we are doing for Term 4 2013 (Flying Things and Feathers), we visited Wingspan which is also in Rotorua. This was such a wonderful opportunity for the girls and their families to see these rare birds performing their natural abilities for us.
We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves as the pictures show below.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who contributed on the day.
Jackie Brown and Robyn Risi - Guide Leaders
Up and away in Taupo
To earn part of the Up and Away badge, 28 Taupo Guides went kayaking on the shores of Lake Taupo on a beautiful evening. A lot of the Guides had never kayaked before and were slightly apprehensive, but once they were sitting in the kayaks and pushed out into the water, they loved it. They got to kayak across the foreshore and do some confidence building activities out on the water.
A fortnight later we were going to orienteer at Spa Park but losing the hour of daylight saving made it too dark to read the course. So a trail was held around the town instead.
Anna Delaney Lake Taupo Guide Leader, Central North Zone
Lake Taupo Rangers recently had their own surprise Oscars Award night to celebrate all their achievements over the last two terms. The girls received their invitations in the mail with instructions to wear evening dress and the change of location for the meeting.
When they arrived, they were served canapés and drinks by a waiter and had plenty of photos taken on their “red carpet”. The awards were presented on stage with parents and some special guests watching at the back, and every girl received at least one award, from a patch for going on a tramp with the group to newly completed Interest Certificates. Five new Rangers were enrolled and Bex Kidson received her Peak Award.
We were also able to announce that Kate Guthrie and Abi Poulter have completed the syllabus for their Queen’s Guide Award. Their paperwork is about to be completed and they will receive formal recognition at the Waiariki Regional Girl Awards later in the year along with the formal presentations by the Governor General. Well done girls.
We finished off the evening with a showing of a silent horror movie the girls made for their That’s Entertainment certificate, which was a great way to show the parents some of the activities the girls have been up to.
The girls had a great surprise and really enjoyed this special night celebrating everything that they have accomplished.
Lake Taupo Ranger Leader
Central North Zone
These are the guides from the Mamaku Lone Guide Club just before heading off the Jamboree in January.
These are the girls who sang at the opening ceremony in front of the whole Jamboree.
Rhiannon Mabey, Georgia Beuth, Emily Smith, Star Josephs, Paige Smith, Kahurangi Tokona, Milrick Dampor and Rachel Reed.
Some more from 1st Waiariki Guides. This was a walk and family picnic in the Redwoods earlier in the year.
These are some photos of the 1st Waiariki Guides on International Night. They had to bring food from their country as well as dress up.
What has Waiariki been up to in 2013?
Why not tell us what you have been doing in your unit so far this year?
I know you have been out camping, doing Community Service and generally having a lot of GirlGuiding Adventures - lets show everyone what we have been doing!
Forward any stories or photos on to your Leader, District Co-ordinator, Regional Co-ordinator or the Central North Zone Office so they can be published here.