Beaudesert Girl Guides clean up Junior Chamber Park

WORKER BEES: The Beaudesert Girl Guides put in a mammoth effort for Clean Up Australia Day this year.
WORKER BEES: The Beaudesert Girl Guides put in a mammoth effort for Clean Up Australia Day this year.

The Beaudesert Girl Guides joined forces to rid the Junior Chamber Park and surrounding streets of litter as part of Clean up Australia Day held across the country on March 3.

The troop turned up on March 2 and conducted an emu parade because a prior training commitment meant they could not take part the next day.

District manager Markeeta Luke said all involved felt it was a very successful morning, with both sides of the road, the park and the bush area all given a thorough cleaning.

"We ended up with 19 big bags of rubbish, with nine full of recyclables and 10 containing normal rubbish," she said.

"We are very proud of the girls who made the time to serve the community.":

Ms Luke said in the lead-up to the event, the girls learned about recycling and caring for the environment and the project also aimed to teach the children a sense of community responsibility and service.

She said it was assuring to hear girls as young as six-years-old making comments like "it is so sad to see people not putting their rubbish in the bin."

Participants were awarded the Girl Guides Clean Up All Australia Day badge for their efforts.

The Girl Guides meet weekly on Friday evenings for two hours at 5-7 Jane Street, Beaudesert.

There are currently 24 members ranging in age from six to 18.

Throughout the year, the group takes part in a variety of interesting, fun and educational activities.

The Beaudesert chapter also supports a number of community organisations and events.

Ms Luke said the Girl Guides' focus was providing the girls invaluable life skills and instilling them with a social conscience.

"It is about teaching the girls life skills and letting them know that is good to be involved in the community and to help others," she said.

"There are a lot of people that need help."

She said the Girl Guides were available to assist community groups with events and activities upon request.

"We are here and we are happy to help," she said.

Anyone interested is encouraged to join.

For more information, phone: 1300 447 548.