LOCAL girls aged five and six can now access a new program that focuses on earning life skills and growing self-confidence through fun, games, craft, songs and more.
Kerang's Girl Guides currently runs programs for children aged between seven and 17 on Mondays at various times, and is looking to form a Gumnut Guides section - the youngest program available through the Australian branch of the global movement.
"I enjoy working with young kids and what better way to impact their lives than through Girl Guides," Kerang Brownie Guides leader, Linda Davey said.
"We have wanted to offer Gumnut Guides for a number of years but simply through circumstances haven't been able to.
"After thinking about it more and more lately I thought what better time than now."
Run by trained passionate volunteer leaders with current qualifications in Leadership, First Aid, CPR, Anaphylaxis and Asthma, the dedicated team gives their time to create programs that girls across all ages can enjoy in a safe environment where they are free to be themselves.
The non-formal educational program promotes citizenship, volunteerism, social awareness and self-reliance.
If enough interest is expressed, a free Gumnut Guides try day will be held.
If you are interested in Gumnut Guides or one of the other existing programs - Brownies Guides (age seven to nine years) or Guides (age 10 to 14 years), contact Linda Davey (0429 900 494) or Julie Davey (0427 522 438) for more information.
Leaders and unit helpers are always welcome, so if you have a passion for this field, please don't hesitate to contact the group for further details.