Gippsland’s Girl Guides and their leaders have today enjoyed high tea at Parliament House hosted by The Nationals Melina Bath, Member for Eastern Victorian Region.
Ms Bath said that she extended an invitation to Gippsland Girl Guides to attend afternoon tea at Parliament House as the organisation impressively builds future community leaders. As a grassroots community group, Girl Guides actively empowers girls and young women to grow into confident, self-respecting and responsible community members and this is something we should embrace.
“As an Ambassador for the Gippsland Girl Guides, I am constantly impressed by their enthusiasm, zest for life and the way their activities develop girls and young women to become future community leaders.
“Girl Guides are role models in our local community and their activities promote citizenship, volunteerism, social awareness and self-reliance and deserve recognition.
During their visit, the Girl Guides enjoyed a guided tour of Parliament House including observing question time in the Legislative Council.
Ms Bath was joined by Gippsland Liberal Nationals members of the Legislative Assembly, Danny O’Brien, Member for Gippsland South, Tim Bull, Member for Gippsland East, Gary Blackwood, Member for Narracan and Brian Paynter, Member for Bass.
“Each Member of Parliament shared their experiences of being an MP, answered the girls’ questions and explained why they felt passionate about their electorate.
“I was thrilled and honoured to host our future leaders from across Gippsland. Girl Guides embody everything that is good in the world and I thank their leaders for making the significant effort to travel to Melbourne today to broaden the experiences of our young people,” Ms Bath concluded.