Girl Guides enjoying the Great Aussie Camp Out (from left) Tysharna Wright, Bonnie Howard, Kathleen Schultz and Rae-Louise Wright.
Girl Guides enjoying the Great Aussie Camp Out (from left) Tysharna Wright, Bonnie Howard, Kathleen Schultz and Rae-Louise Wright. SUPPLIED

Great Aussie Camp Out fun

WARWICK District Girl Guides participated in the inaugural Great Aussie Camp Out (GACO) at the weekend.

GACO brought together thousands of Australians for one big night to share the experience of camping out under the stars in their backyards, on a river bank, in a campsite or even a national park.

Warwick District Guides, including First Warwick Gumnut Guide Unit, First Warwick Brownie Guide Unit, Warwick True Blue Guide Unit and First Warwick Guide Unit chose to camp at Kinkuna, a Guides Queensland campsite situated near Queen Mary Falls.

More than 70 girls, parent helpers and guide leaders camped out, both outdoors and indoors, for two fun-packed days and Saturday night. The girls who participated ranged in age from five to 15 years.

Warwick District Guides incorporated the Celebration of Girl Guides Centenary into their camping experience.

The weekend provided each girl who participated with an opportunity to earn a section of their Centenary Challenge badge.

The camp celebrated some of the traditions of guiding.

The girls had a wonderful time participating in a range of activities, including traditional games such as sack races, tug of war, three-legged races, fire-lighting, Kim’s game and leap frog.

They also enjoyed craft activities such as making a bead gecko and an outdoors collage.

All the girls sang their hearts out around a campfire on Saturday night – and followed this with lots of laughter and chatter in their tents and bunks.

The girls enjoyed great food over the weekend. For many girls it was their first time camping out and a fabulous time was had by all.



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