FRASER COAST Trefoil Guild welcomed a new member into their fold in February.
Her name is Teddy Brownie and with official passport in hand, she flew in from Keynsham in England to live in Hervey Bay.
So who is she? To celebrate the Big Brownie Birthday, the Keynsham Ammonites Trefoil ladies knitted a number of Brownie Bears for some of their Brownie packs in the UK, distributed them and challenged each group to take interesting and unusual photographs of their particular Brownie Bear's adventures.
Fraser Coast Trefoil Guild members are joining in the fun and following the same challenge by taking photographs of their mascot, writing up a trip diary and will send a copy across to the Keynsham group at the end of the year.
Guild member Barbara Carrier said Teddy Brownie loved the first of her many Australian adventures.
"We visited the Urangan Pier, enjoyed a sausage sizzle at Office Works, visited the Amberley Airforce Base and met up with the North Ipswich Girl Guides," Barbara said.
Teddy Brownie's next adventure took her over to Fraser Island with guild member Deb Hart who said it was an enjoyable trip.
"Teddy got really excited to see one of the Fraser Island Dingos, but the highlight of her trip was a look at the Pinnacles," Deb said.
The Keynsham Guild wanted a photo of Teddy Brownie up a gum tree but the best she could do was to sit high up in a Paper Bark Eucalypt at Arkarra Tea Gardens.
There are many more adventures waiting for Teddy Brownie; in June she's going on the Ghan with guild member Sue Downey.
"We're going to Adelaide for a few days, on the Ghan up to Alice Springs and Katherine and then to Darwin," Sue said. "There are going to be some wonderful opportunities to catch stunning sunsets and beautiful scenery as we travel up the middle of this vast country."
All this may seem like a little bit of silliness but it is fun and the Trefoil Guild members are keeping the guiding spirit alive. The guild is open to women over the age of 18 so if you are interested in joining, contact Decima on 4124 0664.