(L-r) Cadence Cisna, Betty-Ann Roy and Caitlyn Masse sort wood into differing sizes in preparation for lighting a campfire during a training day for Girl Guides held recently.                                Photo by Kay Knox

(L-r) Cadence Cisna, Betty-Ann Roy and Caitlyn Masse sort wood into differing sizes in preparation for lighting a campfire during a training day for Girl Guides held recently. Photo by Kay Knox

Girl Guides learn from Search and Rescue members

The girls learned map and compass skills, gathered wood and lit a campfire, and prepared a lunch

By Kay Knox

Monday, April 23, saw nine Clearwater Girl Guides enjoying a sunny day at the home of Guider Kris Olson in Blackpool.

Gretchen Reveille, Susan MacFarland and Bev Buck from Wells Gray Search and Rescue taught their expertise on a variety of topics.

READ MORE: Girl Guides, Brownies and Sparks enjoy camp at Dutch Lake (June 15, 2014)

The girls learned map and compass skills, gathered wood and lit a campfire, and prepared a lunch, part of which was cooked on a propane stove. Later they set up tents, made bedrolls and practiced other necessary skills for their upcoming camp in June.

Other topics of discussion included different waterways and vegetation, forest fire awareness, and how to be prepare for a day in the wilderness. This intrepid group even picked, cooked and tasted false solomon seal.



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