Sharjah Girl Guides camp down in winter
ABU DHABI // The Sharjah Girl Guide troop has finished its first wintertime camp.
Fifty girls from all over the country joined the Future Leaders Camp to learn about leadership skills as well as enjoy the outdoors.
Girl Guides between the ages of 12 and 15, and Brownies between 7 and 11, took part in a variety of activities and camping skills. On the four-day camp, they learnt how to create a temporary shelter, set up a tent, prepare food in an outdoor environment as well as apply first aid.
They also learnt how to listen to each other and learn about leadership during an activity. The girls were each given a rope strand that was knotted at the end and asked to untie it using only one hand.
Shaikha Al Shamsi, assistant manager at the guide camp, said camping teaches the girls how to operate independently and as part of a team.
She said the camp provided the girls with skills, leaving them feeling more empowered and inspired.
“Camping is a fantastic way to introduce young girls to leadership. It teaches them how to be independent and self-sufficient,” she said.
“It is also a fundamental activity in scouting, which is a non-profit movement that supports the youth in their physical and mental development so that they may play constructive roles in society.”
After the camp the girls were awarded with the Guiding badge.
The troop offers five programmes under its badge system, allowing them to earn badges in personal development, health, global awareness, community and international guiding.
Published: December 25, 2014 04:00 AM