Yarra Glen Girl Guides opening day

Cara making a paper flower posy for Mother's Day. Picture: SUPPLIED

By Dongyun Kwon

Yarra Glen Girl Guides hosted an opening day to introduce itself to the local community.

The event could be organised thanks to the Small Grant from Yarra Ranges Council.

Yarra Glen Girl Guides leader Heather Dynes said the purpose of the day was to encourage families from the surrounding areas to engage in guiding activities.

“We had a wonderful response,” she said.

“With the support from the council, we were able to display our camping skills, crafts, face painting and STEM experiments.”

There were also some fun activities like a nine-course mini golf set and badminton.

Healesville Environment Watch Inc (HEWI) secretary Karen Garth was invited too.

“She talked about our native animals and environment, and showed her animal furs,” Ms Dynes said.

Yarra Glen Girl Guides is calling for girls from age five to 17 to join.

Girls, who wish to join the girl guides, can have three free sessions before joining.

For more information, call Ms Dynes on 0409355304.