Sydney excursion gives Girl Guides boating experience

Cobar Girl Guides Lexi Hodges, Cora McKervey, Saffy Deighton, Milla Davey and
Elizabeth Curtis recently had a weekend in Sydney to get some canoeing experience to help them earn their Guides Trefoil 1 and 2 badges for canoeing. ▪ Photo contributed

Five local Girl Guides and their leaders recently had a fun weekend away in Sydney so the girls could get some boating experience to earn their Guides Trefoil 1 and 2 badges for canoeing.

Milla Davey, Lexi Hodges, Elizabeth
Curtis, Saffy Deighton and Cora McKervey learnt about canoes and kayaks over the weekend including how to stay safe while canoeing.

One of the exercises the girls did required them to capsize their own boats and swim 50 metres to shore with their boats.

The girls also learnt a number of different paddle strokes and got to play games in their canoes.

In addition, they learnt some new knot skills, made friends with other Girl Guides on the course and were inspired by some of the older Girl Guides who were training for their Duke of Edinburgh Award.

“They were all great representatives of Girl Guides, and of Cobar and are already planning their next adventure,” Girl Guides leader Louise McKervey said.

Back at home, the Cobar Girls Guides have also been learning First Aid over the past few terms with Guides parent and nurse, Lisa Travis calling into the Guides Hall last week to demonstrate a number of First Aid skills.

Mrs Travis praised the girls for their attentiveness in learning important skills for life.