On a day where it reached 27.5 degrees in Ballarat, it was quite logical for the local Girl Guide units to migrate to a nearby waterpark. Uniforms and all.
Approximately 50 Guides aged between 5 and 18 (and their Leaders) took full advantage of the new water play facilities in Sebastopol, playing under tipping buckets, towering spray features, a water tunnel and a water cannon system.
The $550,000 outdoor water play facility was fully funded by the City of Ballarat.
Ballarat Mayor Des Hudson, who was in attendance at the official opening of the park in December, said it was exciting to see Ballarat’s third water play facility opened to the public.
“There’s no doubt residents are going to love the opportunity to cool off in their neighbourhood over the summer season. ”
And that’s just what the Girl Guides did.
The girls took along balls and other water play activities and had a great time simply getting wet and having fun with friends.
Guides often spend time outdoors enjoying activities during the warmer months; bike hikes, camping, swimming, abseiling, canoeing, observation walks and outdoor cooking.
Several themed camps have already been scheduled for first term. On February 22nd, the various Guide units across Ballarat will combine at an outdoor venue to celebrate Thinking Day, the joint birthdays of the Founders, Lord and Lady Baden-Powell.
What a great start to the Guiding year.