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Girl Guide Action Month 2014
As part of the annual Girl Guide Action Month in 2014, Waipukurau district decided to pick up rubbish along the shores of one of our local beaches ‘Pourerere’
We had a stunning sunny winter day with a fantastic turnout of girls - Brownies, Guides, Rangers, Leaders and their families.
At first we wondered if we would find any rubbish as the beach looked clean at first glance. The girls hunted and soon found allsorts - big and small - mostly bits of plastic, bottles and cans - also found was an old gallon drum, a beach chair, a car wheel, half a large plastic container and sadly a number of used disposable nappies.
After all their hard work and at least 3 or 4 big bags of rubbish later, the girls enjoyed a picnic lunch and built some amazing sandcastles on the clean and tidy beach!
For Girl Guide Action Month in May the Ruahine Guide Club got out and about in Dannevirke. First we visited Rahiri Home, where some of the women that live there helped to teach our Guides and Brownies how to knit. It was great to spend some time with them. The girls are each working on completing a knitted square, which we will then sew together into a patchwork blanket to donate to local charity to give to someone in need of some extra winter warmth.
We also decided to help our local SPCA. One of their volunteers told us that they needed cat toys to keep their resident cats occupied during the day, so the Dannevirke girls got to work making cool cat toys. They also collected pet food, and then invited the SPCA representative to come and talk to them about the work that the SPCA does for the community before presenting them with the food they had collected and the toys they had made.
Here’s a few photos from the Hawkes Bay Regional World Thinking Day Event at Moncktons Bush. We enjoyed a picnic and paddling together along with educational games and activities in line with the WTD theme and made our own maps as we went on the bush walk. A great day for the 40 girls who attended.
What has Hawkes Bay Region been up to lately?
Forward any stories or photos on to your Regional Co-ordinator or the Zone Office so they can be published here.
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!