Every year on October 15 the Girl Guides in the Cook Islands commemorate the establishment of guiding in the Cook Islands.
The original date is the October 26,1928, but because this is the same day as Gospel Day, the leaders back then changed the date to the 15th to represent the 15 islands in the Cook Islands.
This year’s celebration was planned by the St Joseph Girl Guides Company and held at the Nukutere College grounds.
The evening programme started with a horseshoe formation for all members that turned up from the seven guide companies on Rarotonga.
Devotions were led by the St Joseph Girl Guides Company with their leaders Tatari Mitchell and Peggy Turua, and all their committees and supporters. The formal part of the programme saw the senior members cut the birthday cake. The girls were then put into different groups to participate in various challenges.
The first activity was called “Use your Voice - Millennium Development Goals for Quiz Questions and Global Bowling.”
The second activity involved building the tallest tower using minimal resources allocated by the organisers.
The evening programme ended with the blessing of a food parcel from each guide company, to be donated to the Takamoa Theological College students and a kaikai for all the members to enjoy the evening.
The National Council of the Girl Guides Association Cook Islands would like to say meitaki maata to the St Joseph Girl Guides Company for hosting the occasion.
“To all the members who gave their time to participate in this lovely programme, kia manuia and happy birthday.”