Girl guides rally for national Jamboree

THREE local girl guides will ditch the cookies to experience a week of adventure, friendship and fun at Glenorchy Girl Guides’ biggest calendar event of the year.

Alongside girl guides from Australia and around the world, Charlotte Butler, Kimberly Gent and Olivia James will head to Sydney in late September to attend the 2018 Jamboree.

Glenorchy Girl Guides support group member Allison Butler said the girls would explore a range of iconic Sydney attractions, as well as the great outdoors.

“They will be camping in the heart of western Sydney at Sydney Olympic Park, by the Parramatta River, close to wetlands and a vast array of bird life,” she said.

“It will see the girls come together for a week of jam packed activities such as bridge climbing, surfing and exploring.”

In the meantime, Charlotte, Kimberly and Olivia have been fundraising to cover the cost of the registration fee.

This saw the trio host a barbecue at Bunnings Glenorchy, raising more than $2000 for the Jamboree.

Ms Butler said the Jamboree was an opportunity of a lifetime.

“Experiences such as the Sydney Jamboree help increase the girls’ confidence and independence and will allow them to gain vital life experiences and friendship networks for life,” she said.

“It empowers girls to unite together, sharing skills and experience which helps them become the strong women of the future while gaining life-long friends.”

Glenorchy Girl Guides run three patrol groups at the Booth Streret Hall, Glenorchy.

Ages of members range between five to 17 years old.

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