End of year appreciation and blessings

















Photo by Erik-Jan Leusink on Unsplash



Nearing the end of this third full year of Campfire, we’ve pulled out all the stops and updated our website.


We have learned so much, and done loads of good work since we began in early 2017. Members and supporters have come and gone, we’ve morphed while staying clear and strong in our principles and our practice. Our purpose is a lot clearer to us than when we started - it has evolved to Guides for a new future.


We believe the kind of work we’re in is needed in the world, so we keep going. We’ve grown into ourselves I guess you could say. If we could be counted in dog or cat years, perhaps we are teenagers.


It’s been a tough year, also with it’s own delights and opportunities to learn and grow.


Right now, there are eight of us around the fire. We honour David, who has stepped out to continue with his bushfire recovery work on the Far South Coast of NSW, and Megan and Hilly who have also stepped out for other important work these past few months.


There are many more at our backs and by our sides, including our families and friends. We appreciate all of those people and organisations who have believed in us, trusted in us, and who are supporting us, silently or more obviously. We see you and thank you.


We hope you enjoy some of the stories we can share now. We call this our harvest. It’s our intention to share more of what we’re learning and working on. We plan to blog and have a regular newsletter in the pipeline. Who knows what else will come.


Go well these holidays, we know so many of us need a rest. May 2021 be a bright spark, full of hope and possibilities, and bring more than a small amount of kindness.


Mel, Daryl, Jane, Moze, Jen, Pam, Nick and Kate




We held our end of year party online, as is the norm for our distributed organisation. Here’s a snapshot :)