Stephanie Parkhill, Makeesha Haack and Lacy Austin have a delicious time at Cooloola Berries.
Stephanie Parkhill, Makeesha Haack and Lacy Austin have a delicious time at Cooloola Berries.

Gympie Girl Guides join in Jamboree of the Air

GYMPIE Girl Guides' Ranger Guide unit, 11 to 16-year-olds, recently visited Cooloola Berries to learn about the process of growing strawberries.

(From left) Emma Anderson, Breeann O'Donnell and Rhiannon Cox have fun with Jamboree of the Air.
(From left) Emma Anderson, Breeann O'Donnell and Rhiannon Cox have fun with Jamboree of the Air. Contributed

We also picked our own, and tasted a few along the way.

The farm dog Bella was also a big hit, as were the ducklings.

Kymberlie Knight (left) and Georgia McGarrigle.
Kymberlie Knight (left) and Georgia McGarrigle. Contributed

Many of our girls also joined in Jamboree Of The Air on Saturday, October 15.

This is a worldwide activity open to Girl Guides and Scouts.

Mellissa Willing gets to hold a duckling at Cooloola Berries.
Mellissa Willing gets to hold a duckling at Cooloola Berries. Contributed

We brought our own devices and met at Gympie Library to make use of the wifi. Through a special chat room as well as Skype, girls spoke to other participants in Portugal, Brazil, UK, USA, Canada, Tanzania, Serbia, Indonesia, Malaysia, and many others.

Tarra Cluff gets up close with some cuteness at Cooloola Berries.
Tarra Cluff gets up close with some cuteness at Cooloola Berries. Contributed

It was an amazing opportunity to find out about life in other countries and make acquaintances who maybe one day we will meet face to face.

Breeann O'Donnell and Juliette Hartig.
Breeann O'Donnell and Juliette Hartig.
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