Caravan Industry Association of Australia put a smile on the face of the Oakleigh South Girl Guides on Monday, replacing $4000 worth of equipment that had been stolen from the troop.
When a Victorian Girl Guide Troop had all their camping gear stolen, they were at a loss for how they would replace it in time for the summer campout season.
Just last month, Group Leader Jillian Malin says she opened the door of their storage shed to find most of their camping equipment stolen. The Girl Guides are heading into competitive camping season and were devastated to find that not only had they lost the tents and ice boxes necessary for their yearly campout, but that without their gear they would be unable to compete as well.
“There is nothing more Australian than camping with your friends and enjoying this country, and we love supporting the activity of young people camping out and learning from the great outdoors” said Caravan Industry Association of Australia CEO Stuart Lamont.
“When we heard what had happened to the troop, we wanted to assist and ensure the Oakleigh South Girl Guides could continue to promote the value of camping to its young members.”
Caravan Industry Association of Australia have now provided the Oakleigh South Girl Guides with two 10-man tents and four 6-man tents, with the support of Coleman Australia. Dometic Waeco also provided 3 large ice boxes so the guides will have a nice cold place to store their food!
“We are so grateful,” said Malin, the Group Leader. “We could never have replaced this equipment without the help of the the Caravan Industry Association.”
“They girls are so happy, and can’t wait to go camping with the new equipment!”
Caravan Industry Association of Australia is proud to have been able to help out a small group of worthy young campers, and encourages all the kids of Australia to get out and experience camping this summer.