Yesterday (6th Aug) 8 of us walked over Ragleth as the penultimate leg of the Shropshire Way Challenge. Finding, by pure serendipity, a most convenient vending cafe at lunch time which provided coffee and ice cream. We also had further drinks and ice cream back at the start at the Green Dragon in Little Stretton. As you can tell, the 300m slog up the hill was well worth it. This takes us up to 1888 Guiding miles so far.
Next Sunday 14th August we hope to complete the final leg which is a circuit over the Lawley Hill near Church Stretton. Meeting at All Stretton for 9:45. So far I think 10 people (9 are Shropshire Guiding members) would like to come. If anyone else would like to join us please contact me Jo Revell on 07834 673204 or on email@example.com
Nearly 700 Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Rangers, Young Leaders and Volunteers from Girlguiding Shropshire celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at Blists Hill Victorian Town on Saturday 4th June. Everyone was given a goody bag and a commemorative badge. They all had great fun exploring the various shops, displays and trying out the old fairground rides.
8 members of Shropshire Girlguiding and one guest walked from Kempton to Craven Arms on the 16th April. It was a beautiful day and a lovely route with fantastic views. We celebrated with cake en route (thanks Debbie) and with candles and more cake! on arrival at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre as Jeanette Price and Debbie Bray have now completed both the northern loop of the way (120 miles) and the southern loop (200 miles). Jo Revell has also completed the southern loop.
We’re not stopping at that though as we are enjoying the walking too much. As a County there are still some sections of the Church Stretton loop to complete for the record and several Guiders would like to catch up some missing sections for their personal record.
The next walks are planned for Saturday 23rd April, Monday 2nd May and Monday 23rd May. If anyone would like to join us please get in touch with Jo Revell Walking Adviser.
A member of 16th Shrewsbury Brownies (aged 9) took it upon herself to organise a fundraiser for the families over in Ukraine.
With the help of her mum and the amazing community around her she was able to collect a lot of essential items such as nappies, sanitary products, toiletries etc… as well as organise a coffee and cake afternoon to help raise funds!
In total she raised a whopping £1,591 and took away 3 cars full of provisions!
We are all so proud of her and she wanted to thank everybody who came along, donated and supported this cause.
18 Rangers from across Shropshire are meeting at the County Office today to see who can pitch the best ideas. They started off with a formal photo and the day is scheduled to close with a presentation of the best ideas.
On Saturday 5th March, Marion Wynn The County Archivist, arranged a Girlguiding Shropshire archive exhibition at St Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury. This exhibition was titled “We Change As The Lives of Girls Change” and showed how Girlguiding in the county has changed over the years. One of the panels depicted the dedication of the old County Standard at this church in 1951 attended by Lady Baden-Powell. The exhibition was supported by the girls and leaders of Shrewsbury Division focusing on Girlguiding today. A mention must be made of the PR Team who braved the cold weather outside.
To celebrate Thinking Day twelve members of Girlguiding Shropshire (plus a baby) and three guest leaders from Wednesfield climbed the Wrekin in the dark to watch the sunrise on the 20th February 2022. Despite the recent storms we didn’t get very wet but the wind on the top of hill was strong and cold. Everyone, with support and encouragement from each other, made it to the top where we renewed our promise. Sadly not a glimmer of sunrise was to be seen due to clouds. After making our way down we all enjoyed the hot drinks and sausage baps laid on for the walkers. As the route covers part of the Shropshire Way everyone qualified for their Shropshire Way Challenge badge. This walk brought the total Guiding Miles completed on the Shropshire Way since Thinking Day 2020 to 1324. Well done everyone.
A group from Shropshire Guiding met up with 2 leaders and 4 Rangers from Montgomeryshire on the 13th November and had a lovely walk from the Stiperstones to Bishops Castle. The trees were golden, the scenery fantastic, the funghi interesting, the company delightful and the random elephants quirky! The Rangers walked much faster than the adults but were very good about waiting for us.
We have now completed 925 Guiding miles. More walks are being planned so if you’d like to join one do get in touch with Jo Revell the walking advisor to find out more.
Girlguiding Shropshire met with Julia Clarke, Director of Public Participation, to present Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust with 2 rainbows created at our ‘Together At Attingham’ event in September.
The presentation was on the behalf of our young members and the public who took part in creating these beautiful rainbows to give our eternal thanks to the NHS for being there for us all during the pandemic and everyday.
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