From the 20th till the 28th July, the Mosta Girl Guides were present for Roihu 2016, a jamboree held in Finland, together with another 17,000 Girl Guides and Scouts from all over Europe.
This was the 7th International Finnjamboree organised by the Guides and Scouts of Finland. Held in the Evo campsite in Southern Finland near the town of Hämeenlinna, the location is a pine and spruce forest, surrounded by beautiful lakes.
A great deal of preparation was undergone, involving both the leaders and the younger members who’d meet up, plan and liaise on a regular basis with the international team, ensuring that all members gain the best experience.
During the camp, the contingents were placed into sub-camps where various activities were held. This offered the Maltese contingent an opportunity to interact and relax with Girl Guides and Scouts from other countries in breathtaking surroundings.
All participants had a programme according to their own age group – trackers (12-15 years), explorers (15-17 years) and rovers (18-22 years). The activities took place in valleys where Guides and Scouts had a chance to apply their skills in real woods. The area of Evo provided opportunities for water activities as it’s within the proximity of several lakes. There were several joint activities for the whole camp as well, such as the opening and closing ceremonies, and of course a big campfire – a Roihu.
Throughout the years, the Mosta Girl Guides have been to various international camps. Those lucky enough to participate in such adventures have gained new lifelong friends and recall an experience of a lifetime.
The Mosta group works directly with girls and young women all year round, offering a holistic non-formal educational programme and international opportunities that provide them with dynamic, flexible and value-based training that covers various areas of development.
Girl Guiding can help you in your life-long journey into self-discovery and help you discover and develop your personal talents. The association also welcomes university and sixth form students who wish to volunteer for the Degree Plus Programme or Systems of Knowledge Project.
Parents who would like to enrol their daughters with the Malta Girl Guides are encouraged to get in touch with the association through the Malta Girl Guides Facebook page.