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Joanna Gash MP Member for Gilmore

20 May 2005

TAKE THE LEAD AT GUIDES: GASH The worldwide Girl Guides Movement celebrates its 95th anniversary this year and, with about 34,000 members across the country, it will need to be a very large birthday cake.

However, Member for Gilmore, Joanna Gash said the celebration could be crashed if a call for assistance goes unanswered.

“The Girl Guides Movement needs people to become Guide Leaders,” Mrs Gash said.

“The Bomaderry Girl Guide unit has been forced to close because it could not find Leaders.

“This is an iconic and hard working organisation that continues to provide guidance and advice to our young girls but it needs help.”

Mrs Gash said the search for Girl Guide Leaders had become a national issue.

“There are plenty of girls out there calling out for the life lessons Guides provide but it needs adults who are willing to give of their time to support the cause.”

Girl Guides is a worldwide movement and often opens the door to experiences many girls would otherwise miss out on.

“Girl Guides, like their Scouts counterparts, take part in many activities, indoors and out,” Mrs Gash said.

“But those activities need adult supervision and adult input.”

Anyone who would like to become a Girl Guide Leader is asked to contact South Coast Region Leader Anne Simpson 0n 02 4443 5410.

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