Muriel joined Guides as a youth member 7/11/1947 and was enrolled 17/4/1948. She has been a member of South Townsville since then. She has held the positions of Assistant Brownie Leader, Guide Leader and District Leader. She has also been a great supporter of the Region especially in Camping. Muriel was a member of the Bluewater committee from inception until 2001. She held the Camping Advisor / Consultant role for Area, District, Division and Region as well as being a Camping Trainer and assessor, travelling all over North Queensland. Muriel has spent many, many weekends camping at Bluewater Campsite, as LIC for numerous camps, including State Camp “Funtasia” in 1981, she had also attended many camps at Kindilan. In 1975 Muriel worked for Australian Headquarters for three months as National Development Leader, visiting and starting Guiding in Blackwater, Emerald, Moranbah, Dysart and Greenvale.
During her long association with Guiding Muriel has been awarded Good Service Award, Award for Outstanding Service, Wattle Leaf Award, Emu Award, Bar to Emu, Quota Women of the Year and Certificate of Appreciation. Her greatest recognition of her years of service to Guiding was to be given the Order of Australia Medal in 2000.
A highlight of her Guiding was meeting and shaking hands with Lady BP when she was in Townsville for a rally.
What a great achievement, over 65 years service to Guiding. Thank you Muriel for all the years service you have given to Guiding.