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.
1st Pontesbury Guides went to Chester zoo on Wednesday, it was our first trip out in 18 months. We went by coach and then girls enjoyed all the animals, they had a brilliant day and especially loved it when the butterflies landed on them. Fantastic outing.
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.
We held a fantastic final BP weekend at Hodnet Hall in July. We celebrated with 31 girls, took part in a ceildh and had an ice cream van. The girls managed to sleep out under the stars before a badge presentation and our own special badge to commemorate. It was a wonderful event and the girls made many friends. We also said a huge thank you to all our BP team and Debbie Bray the co ordinator.
This social action badge is in two sections, Shropshire cares is about being active in the community, maybe carol singing at an old peoples home or planting trees along the canal. Shropshire shares involves collecting and giving, this maybe toiletries for the Red Box Project, food for the foodbank or animal food for the cats and dogs home. Make your challenges as quirky as you want and don’t forget to share them on social media. These will allow units to take social action at all levels. Shropshire cares is about being active in the community and Shropshire shares allows you to collect and donate for a worthwhile cause – all of your girls choosing! Enjoy!!
The badges are in stock and available from the badge secretary.
2nd Whitchurch Rainbows, 6th Whitchurch Brownies and 1st Whitchurch Guides went to Greenfields Care home in Whitchurch to brighten up the residents Christmas with an evening of Christmas entertainment. The girls sang carols, read Christmas poems, played musical instruments and told Christmas jokes. The residents enjoyed the Rainbows, Brownies and Guides entertainment and joined in with the Christmas singing.
On their last meeting before Christmas 6th Whitchurch Brownies made Christmas hampers and delivered to elderly residents of the towns Almes houses to say Merry Christmas. Following delivering the hampers the Brownies enjoyed drinking hot chocolate and decorating gingerbread reindeer.
6th Whitchurch Brownies and 1st Whitchurch Guides took part in the great Whitchurch Litter Pick. The team collected more than 8 bin bags of litter- lots of plastic bottles , tops from coffee cups, cable ties and packaging. Most unusual items included a plastic watering can, garden kneeler and a 20p coin. It rained all morning , but the rain didn’t dampen their enthusiasm. The Brownies also supported the 10K Macmillan run by handing out water and running in the childrens race
Girls and Leaders from Oswestry Division were pleased to have an opportunity to share what they do with members of the public at Oswestry Community Games. Local groups and societies are offered the chance to have a stand at the event where people can attend for free and find out what they do and have a go at some of the activities. Hopefully some more people will want to join us!
Lauren and Grace from Bridgnorth Guides were able to make WAVES camp even more memorable, as they made their Guide promises whilst they were away.
WAVES camp took place in the summer holidays at Blackwell Adventure and saw over 350 guides from Shropshire come together to form Pacific, Arctic and Indian sub-camps and face a week of fun and adventure.
On Tuesday evening the whole camp got together at the campfire circle for an evening of singing traditional (and some not so traditional) campfire songs, which is where the girls chose to make their promise.
Have you been working towards your Baden Powell Award? If you’re almost there (i.e. if you will have eight of your ten clauses finished by November 2017), you could apply to come to the BP Adventure weekend in November. We can’t release all of the details just yet (as it’s meant to be a surprise and all of our weekends are different so that our attendees don’t know exactly what to expect – that’s what makes it challenging!) but it will take place in Market Drayton.
We do still have some spaces left, and you can find the booking form here.
This picture is from our March presentation at the end of the adventure weekend, which took place in Coalbrookdale and Ironbridge.
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