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.
We have now walked 680 Guiding Miles on The Shropshire Way.
Recent walks have been on Brown Clee where we did some geocaching with Martin and Jeanette Price was presented with her level 1 walking qualification. We’ve also been over the Stiperstones. North Shropshire are planning a walk near Grinshill on the 23rd October.
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.
Our County Commissioner visited Greenfields Rainbows, Brownies and Rangers in Shrewsbury Division to meet our volunteers and young members. During the evening everyone had fun taking part in games, creating leaf pictures and making butterfly tables. One of our young members was presented with the county recognition award for her amazing efforts fundraising for Hope House. 5 new Brownies also made their Promise for the first time. And of course…everyone received their challenge badge!
The County Commissioner Team would like to visit every unit in the county by the end of 2022 and take part in your activities. Would your unit like to take part in the County Commissioner Challenge?
A guided Shropshire Way walk was held on the afternoon of Sunday 27th June led by Jo Revell the Walking Adviser. Six members of Shropshire Guiding enjoyed their walk along the stretch of the Shropshire Way between Much Wenlock and Coalbrookdale a distance of a bit over 10km. The route goes across farmland then down Benthall Edge through the woods then up through the back lanes of Ironbridge and through woodland again in Coalbrookdale. We met up with the enthusiastic Lawley Brownies in Ironbridge and, after being fortified by excellent ice creams, we all completed the route together. The last couple of miles wasn’t far but was quite challenging with some steep uphill sections and 174 steps down from the Rotunda view point above Ironbridge. Well – one of the Brownies counted the steps and they certainly felt like 174! Everyone thoroughly deserved their Shropshire Way challenge badges at the end of the walk. For several of the Brownies this was the first badge they’d gained which was most exciting for them. Well done all.
So far Shropshire Guiding members have walked 380 miles along the Shropshire Way since Thinking Day 2020. The challenge runs until Thinking Day 2021. If you’d like help to take your unit out to do this challenge contact Jo Revell, details here
Girlguiding Shropshire launched its 2021 Midsummer Magic event which ran over the weekend 5th-6th June. This Sleep/Campover at home was a magical weekend of fun and the girls enjoyed some new activities, had a go at our Scavenger Hunt, made a den and put up their tents and had fun!
On Saturday, they learn’t how to make a fairy garden or mini camp and get crafty with Ice hangings and Twig angels, made some S’mores before they joined author and storyteller Sarah Griffiths for a Girlguiding Shropshire premier of her new story ‘When the Fireflies came’. Then they settled down for our campfire and sing along in the comfort of their own home.
On Sunday they learn’t how to make eggy bread or vegan French toast before they joined our live STEM Challenge at 10.00 am with Leanne and Lois from The STEM Workshop, plus many more fun things.
Whether you are a current member of Girlguiding or you would like to find out what we have to offer, join us on our Facebook page to find out more!
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