Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Posted by Martin Wynn

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.

Brownie Sings For Ukraine

Posted by Martin Wynn

Alicia of the 1st Oxon Brownies has recorded “I Vow to Thee My Country” to raise money for the Ukraine refugees. There is a link to the Shropshire Star article “HERE“,

All funds raised from the charity single will go to Save The Children’s work in Ukraine. The single is priced at £1.49 and is available at noochoon.com/i-vow-to-thee-my-country.html

Fund Raising For Ukraine

Posted by Martin Wynn

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.

NHS Trust Presentation

Posted by Martin Wynn

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.

Attingham Park

Posted by Martin Wynn

Over the weekend 25-26 Sept Girlguiding Shropshire held an event at Attingham Park, Shropshire for all members from the county.

There were 4 zones “Be Creative” “All About Guiding” “Fun and Games” “Adventures Outdoors” for the girls to take part in. The National Trust staff at Attingham Park gave excellent support and the trust members and visitors on the 2 days enjoyed watching the fun and friendship in the fine weather.

Brownies At PGL

Posted by Martin Wynn

2nd Ellesmere Brownies went back to PGL this weekend and the girls had a blast!

Brownie Gains High Sheriff Award

Posted by Martin Wynn

Esme Seager from Greenfields Brownies who has been awarded a High Sheriff of Shropshire’s Outstanding Young Citizen Award 2021.

Esme said: “I raised money for Hope house by drawing pictures of people’s houses. I felt proud of myself to be nominated for the award.”

Shropshire Way Challenge

Posted by Martin Wynn

The Shropshire Way Challenge is for members of Girl Guiding Shropshire, between us, to walk the entire 200 miles of the newly way marked Shropshire Way between Thinking Day 2020 and Thinking Day 2021. You can do as much or little as you like, every step counts, and all participants can gain a badge for taking part. Some sections are easy, even wheelchair accessible, and others are much more challenging. If you don’t feel confident about taking girls out walking, then experienced leaders will be available to help. The challenge will include an I spy activity and geocaching may also be available in some sections.

See the Leaders Resource Page or contact Jo Revell Walking Adviser
jmrevell@btconnect.com 01952 882055 or 07834 673204.
To take a look at the route go to: www.shropshireway.org.uk

57 Food Boxes for Food Bank

Posted by Amanda Taylor

These amazing 2nd Ellesmere Brownies gathered together 57 boxes of food and Christmas treats for Food Bank. Part of Shropshire Shares and save the children. Top roll model.  Influence 2 Skill builder.

Concert for the Royal British Legion

Posted by Amanda Taylor

2nd Ellesmere Brownies took to the stage to remember all those who gave so much for our freedom at the remembrance concert for the Royal British Legion on Saturday, November 9th. 25 members sang a medley of WW2 songs dressed as mums and evacuees of the 1940s.

The groups had also done bag packing in the morning at Tesco Ellesmere to raise funds for The Royal British  Legion and the 2nd Ellesmere Brownies. They presented a cheque for £200 to the Ellesmere Branch of the Royal British Legion.