2. Things you should know

ELIGIBILITY:
All members of Girl Guides Australia aged from 16 to 20 at the time of the event are eligible to apply for Leading Edge.

DATES:
Participants will arrive in the morning of Sunday 13 April 2014 in time for the lunch- the official program will commence on Friday afternoon. Participants will depart after lunch on Sunday 21 April 2014.

VENUE:
Leading Edge 2014 will be held at “Random” Girl Guide Campsite, Mount Victoria, NSW. Random is owned by Girl Guides NSW & ACT and is approximately 120 minutes drive from the centre of Sydney. Accommodation is in dormitory style, including some bunk beds.

FEE:
The $625 Event Fee includes: transport (detailed below); all meals and accommodation; and all activities and materials associated with the program.  Personal travel costs to and from Sydney are not included in the Event Fee.

TRANSPORT:
Participants can either be met at Sydney Airport and transported to Random, Mount Victoria, or may arrive at Random by private transport.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:
There may be financial assistance available, please don’t let the cost stop you applying!  Talk to your State Co-ordinator, who will be able to advise you of the options that are available in your State.

APPLICATIONS:
The Application Form is a word document that consists of three parts:

  1. Personal details, including a photo
  2. About you; background information about your previous experiences and why you would like to attend Leading Edge
  3. Two referee statements.

The completed application must be submitted to your State Co-ordinator, at your State Office, by 5.00pm Monday 2 December 2012.

SELECTION:
Each State will have its own selection process. This will take place during December. All applicants (regardless of whether or not they have been successful) will be notified by Friday 20 December 2012.

PAYMENT:
Payment is not required prior to selection.  If you are selected a deposit of $325 will be due by Friday 14 February 2014.  The balance of $300 will be due on Friday 14 March 2014.

SPECIAL NEEDS:
The Application Form asks you to nominate any additional needs, eg health or
dietary requirements, this is to assist the Planning Team; an example might be you are vegetarian or require assistance with mobility. Post selection a more detailed Health Form will be sent out.

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