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JOIN THE DB GIRL GUIDES AS A LEADER

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What do Kate Moss, JK Rowling, Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Michelle Obama all have in common? They are all proud to say they were Girl Guides (UK) or Girl Scouts (USA) in their youth. Did you know Discovery Bay is home to a thriving Girl Guiding population? Now in their fourth year, Happy Bees, Brownies and Guides meet on Saturday mornings at Discovery College and are supported by a small group of volunteer leaders. Even with recent challenges the units have been making a difference with their community work, including charity fundraisers, beach clean-ups, letter writing to children in hospital and online English teaching for underprivileged children, together with first-aid training, Brownie revels, ukulele workshops, Guide day camps and of course, earning lots of badges.

These groups can only exist with the support of dedicated volunteer leaders from DB and beyond. The team currently comprises women from all over the world (UK, Canada, Sri Lanka, USA, India, Sweden) with a whole host of different interests including crafts, outdoor activities, sports, leadership skills, cooking and music. With the transient nature of life at the moment, they are in need of more women to join the team to ensure that the girls can continue their Guiding journey.

Absolutely no previous experience is required as all training is provided, and there’s a network of leaders across Hong Kong to lean on and learn from. It’s also good to know that if you volunteer as a leader, your daughter is guaranteed a spot in a unit. There are few better ways of paying it forward to the next generation of young women than by volunteering with a unit of girls, here in DB. To get involved, visit www.dbbrownies.com or send an email to [email protected]. [PHOTOS BY Peggy Li.]

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