Sharjah Girl Guides Concludes Second Sleepover Camp

sgg-under-the-moonlight-camp-1Sharjah Girl Guides (SGG) recently concluded its second Sleepover Winter Camp, which took place over the course of two days from 27 – 29 December 2017. Themed ‘Under the Moonlight’, 15 Brownies (girls aged 7-11 years) and 25 Guides (girls aged 12-15 years) took part.

The event sought to instill a sense of responsibility and enhance the girls’ self-confidence, develop their leadership talents and hone their team building skills. SGG also organised an array of thrilling fun-filled activities to expand their basic camping abilities.

The camp’s spectrum of adventures included zip-lining, survival skills, raft building, kayaking, canoeing, a houseboat exercise, rock-climbing and human foosball, in addition to other leisurely activities such as an outdoor cinema and a photo booth.

Shaikha Abdulaziz Al Shamsi, Assistant Manager at Sharjah Girl Guides, said: “Given the remarkable success of the first Sleepover Camp in January 2016, we decided to hold the second camp at the same time as the winter holidays, and that has helped us to organise more advanced activities for both Guides and Brownies.”

Al Shamsi emphasised that in addition to developing social and leadership skills, the camp challenged the girls to complete practical projects such as building their own tents, finding shelter and following safety and survival procedures in the outdoors

SGG is planning to organise its third Sleepover Camp on 5-6 January 2017 at Sir Baniyas Island to give Brownies and Guides who could not participate in the previous camps, the chance to benefit from the educational and leisurely programmes organised by the camp management under expert supervision.

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The guiding movement was first established in Sharjah in 1973, after which it spread across the Emirates, giving rise to the Girl Guides Association of the United Arab Emirates in 1979. Under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, SGG aims to inspire and nurture future generations to become progressive global citizens by providing a platform for girls to develop to their fullest potential.

 

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