TURTLE CAMP: Mikayla Monteonerie and Isabella Norval from Girl Guides having fun doing turtle craft as a part of turtle awareness camp at Mon Repos. Photo: Zach Hogg / NewsMail
TURTLE CAMP: Mikayla Monteonerie and Isabella Norval from Girl Guides having fun doing turtle craft as a part of turtle awareness camp at Mon Repos. Photo: Zach Hogg / NewsMail Zach Hogg

Girls check out eggs and turtles first hand

MON Repos was host to more than just turtles, as more than 70 girl guides and supervisors from the Sunshine Coast set up camp and enjoyed the experience the rookery had to offer.

This weekend's camp, lead by Glenys Kempe, had been booked for last year until ex-tropical Cyclone Oswald blew away those plans.

But not to be discouraged, the resilient group of girls enjoyed two days of adventure, filled with turtle-based activities and a visit to the beach on Saturday.

"The girls had a wonderful time on Saturday night," Mrs Kempe said.

"They saw baby turtles and eggs and were delighted to see a green turtle.

"On Sunday they visited the Brewed Drinks factory and the Botanic Gardens."

Mrs Kempe said for the girls aged seven to 15 years, the camp provided an opportunity to learn leadership skills and to learn to be responsible for themselves.

The camp also celebrated World Thinking Day on Saturday, which has been an important part of the guide movement since 1926 and provides an opportunity for Girls to learn about and take action on global issues impacting girls and women.

"February 22 was the birthday of both Lord Baden-Powell and his wife, the founders of Boy Scouts and Girl Guides," Mrs Kempe said.



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