Girl Guides bury time capsule
IN 10 years the lives of Girl Guide members will have changed, but the contents of the time capsule they buried yesterday will remain the same.
The girls will be able to reflect on what was important to them today in just over 10 years’ time.
Hinkler Girl Guides unit leader Katrine Rayner said the group celebrated 100 years of Girl Guides at the Flying the Flag day yesterday.
“We had games and one of the girls did an enrolment and three adults participated in a promise ceremony,” she said.
The time capsule was buried on the day and will be resurrected in 2021 on Thinking Day.
“In the capsule we have names of current guides, photos, catalogues, some people even went and got fast food packets,” she said.
“One of the girls went to England to the first Scout campsite and has done up a nice poster for the time capsule about it.”
She said girls would come back to the Guide hut in 10 years’ time to rediscover their past.
“At the start we were wondering what to fill the box with, but now we have got plenty in it,” she said.
She said the group unveiled a time capsule earlier this year with most items it contained damp from the wet weather.
This year the group has decided to bury the capsule above the ground in a brick shelter and a waterproof box.
“We have also laminated everything in the hope that they will be in better condition when we open it up,” Ms Rayner said.
Girl Guide Samantha Keidge has been involved in the group for the past four years.
She said burying a time capsule was important to all Guides.
“It’s amazing because it’s part of the tradition for Girl Guides,” she said.
“People will get to look back on what we did 10 years ago.”
Samantha said she would return for the opening of the time capsule in years to come.
“Things can change so much in 10 years,” she said.
“Everyone has done a lot of work on what will be in it.”