You could wear anything but you definitely need an Aborigine
Corked hat. This hat was invented by the Australian Aborigines. The brim
acts as protection from the sun and the dangling corks keep the flies away
from your face. We have made two kinds.
1. Using a wide brimmed straw hat we tied string from the brim, about
two inches apart. On the end of the string we tied small cork balls, this
weighted the string enough to chase the flies away.
2. We used newspaper and masking tape to make brimmed hats. Then we
taped the string to the brim, again about two inches apart, and this time
we used pony beads at the end of the string.
Both worked well, one more expensive than the other. The girls loved
Suffolk County Girl Scout Council, Long Island, New York
When our 5th and 6th grade Juniors represented Australia
at our area Thinking Day celebration we wore:
Shorts and shades - February is the hottest month in Australia. We decided
on denim shorts because we all had them which made us look more like a
Hiking boots (or sneakers or boot style shoes if they didn't have hiking
boots) for stomping through the outback!
Our uniform tops. Since Thinking Day is a special Girl Guide / Girl Scout
day, we (the Leaders) feel it is important to wear at least one part of
Junior and Cadette/Senior Co-Leader, California, USA
Ex Guider and Adviser, UK
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