Cape Town – Girl Guides from six districts in the Western Cape got to experience the beautiful creations found in nature for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic.
They attended a winter camp at Taaibosch in Durbanville last weekend.
At the base, girls were split into six teams and had to come up with a group name and make a flag.
This was followed by three activities, including building rafts and testing them in the dam to check if they would float, acting out and solving first aid scenarios and making biscuits in a Dutch oven.
They ended the camp with team building games and exercises on the Sunday.
Emma Miller, who attended the camp, said she enjoyed making biscuits in a Dutch oven, building a raft and acting out first aid scenes for other people to solve.
“I had a great time meeting new people and getting to know others better. What stood out for me was that a group of people varying in age could work together so well,” she said.
Her fellow Girl Guide member Jessica Walsh said she made new friends at the camp.
“I highly recommend this camp, because it was very enjoyable and overall it was a great experience,” she said
All those who were at the camp received a Girl Guide badge.
Co-organiser of the camp, Tanya Prinsloo, said the aim was to have fun while learning valuable life lessons.
“It is important for children to be outdoors, away from technology and be given the opportunity to try new things. To see happy children running around and laughing was such a joy,” she said.
Prinsloo added that opportunities like this are important for children.
“For kids to explore and learn about nature is crucial,” she said.
She encourages all parents to consider enrolling their daughters in Girl Guides.