Guides host The Chain of Campfires

GIRL Guides from Kilkivan, Gympie and Murgon will join their sisters across the country when they take part in The Chain of Campfires this Saturday.

Girl Guides around Australia will be simultaneously lighting campfires in celebration of 100 years of guiding between 5pm and 9pm, with local units planning to meet at the Prophet Gold Mine in Kilkivan.

Local region leader Chris Houston said Guides who had sat around many campfires were expected to be moved by the event as they were called to mind their 30,000 sister Guides around the country doing precisely the same thing at around the same time.

“As the flames flicker, we plan to join together for a bush stew dinner, watch a gold pouring demonstration and then sing traditional and modern campfire songs as well as perform ‘skits',” Chris said.

“It's quite a special time for us, and for some of our guides it will be the first time they have ever sat around and enjoyed the simple beauty of a campfire.”

Girl Guides Australia chief commissioner Lynne Price said there had seen some incredible changes in 100 years, but the spirit of the campfire remained the same.

“This is a special time for Guides as we make music, sing, dance, tell stories, relax and celebrate our rich history and exciting future,” she said.

To find out about Guiding call 1300 GIRL GUIDES or go to where you will find a link to guiding in the Gympie area.

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