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Kani-Karrung Girl Guide Jamboree

15-21 January 2023

The 2023 Guides Victoria Jamboree was held in our own backyard at Victoria Park in Ballarat. This incredible opportunity meant that more than 50% of our local Guides aged 10+ participated in a large-scale event that involved nearly 1500 Guides and Leaders from all over Australia.

Ballarat Guides have also participated in previous Guide Jamborees, including:

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Jamboree Program

The Jamboree was organised by a team at Guides Victoria, led by Helen Reid.  The activities were amazing and provided opportunities for fantastic adventures.

Jamboree mascot

The jamboree mascot was a wombat.  Guides were invited to a suggest names and the name selected was Pebbles, submitted Lily from the Quakers Hill Girl Guides in NSW.

At our Jamboree, the name Pebbles reflects 3 things:

  • Actual pebbles reflect the stepping-stones which we step on to help us to cross obstacles in our way.  Pebbles the Wombat is a reminder of the stepping-stones in our Guiding journeys.
  • When tossed in water, pebbles create a visible ongoing ripple, and each day we have the choice to create positive ripples around us.
  • Every single pebble is different and unique; some rough, some smooth, some lined, some spotted. Just like each one of us.
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Sub Camps

The indigenous names of the sub camps were from the Wadawurrung language.

You might like to use the Wadawurrung Language app to help with pronunciation of indigenous words.

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