"We couldn’t imagine living anywhere better!"
Meet the Kununurra Kimberley Girl Guides group, aged 8 to 14 and living in one of the hottest parts of Australia
We have 22 girls in our group and live in the North-East Kimberley region.
We are approximately 900 kilometres from Broome and 850km from Darwin. For seven to eight months of the year we have temperatures exceeding 40 degrees during our 'build-up' and 'wet season'. During the other four to five months, we have low humidity and cooler days with temperatures in the low to mid 30's.
We are limited by the very hot weather - during the hot months we need to be very creative with our indoor activities. Where other units in Australia might be able to plan outdoor activities most weeks, we have to take advantage of our cooler months from May to August and plan our outdoor activities during that time.
Our meetings are after school for two hours every Tuesday afternoon. We also have many other get-togethers throughout the year outside of our normal meeting times. We have four Patrol groups which plan a variety of activities for each session and each school term we work towards a new badge as a group.
Our four patrol leaders all achieved their BP Medals last year. At the moment we are working towards our Explore a Challenge Advocacy Badge.
During the year, we are involved in various community events such as International Women’s Day, Harmony Day, Kununurra Community Garden, Community Markets, Anzac Day, Remembrance Day and other community activities.
Today we are positively contributing to Clean Up Australia Day by cleaning up the area around Kununurra District High School. Living in the Kimberley is unique and amazing. We couldn’t imagine living anywhere better!