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12 October, 2021

Josepheene celebrates 10 years of guiding life

Since discovering her passion for the guiding life at just seven years of age, year 12 Atherton student, Josepheene McKendry last week celebrated 10 years as a Girl Guide.

By Ellie Fink

Leaders Kerrielee Mather and Sylvia Crompton and Josepheene celebrating 10 years as a girl guide.

ONE of the region's most dedicated Girl Guides, Josepheene McKendry, celebrated 10 years of leadership, friendship and fun recently, with cake, flowers and balloons from the Atherton Unit.

From starting out in May 2011, a young seven-year old Josepheene found her passion in the “guiding life” and continues to attend at the age of 17.

Josepheene has been described as a kind and compassionate girl who treasures the friendships she has made with the Atherton Ranger Guides Unit and has been awarded many badges. 

District Manager for Atherton Girl Guides Sylvia Lee Crompton said that watching Josepheene grow during her time has been the most rewarding.

“Josepheene's always loved girl guides and she's grown quite a bit since starting out,” she said.

“She's developed and learnt a lot of skills and she embraces those activities, especially camping, abseiling, cooking, drama, songs, crafts and canoeing. 

“Her attendance is amazing and it gives you a sense of satisfaction to see the girls grow and become independent and have a bit of pride.”

One of her biggest highlights from being in the Atherton Girl Guides is participating in fundraisers and when she attended a week-long state camp in 2017. 

Josepheene is now completing Grade 12 and will later be pursuing a future as a Guide leader.

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