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.

Shropshire Cares, Shropshire Shares Badges

Posted by Amanda Taylor

Shropshire Cares – Shropshire Shares

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.

Whitchurch District Christmas Entertainment

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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.

 

 

Greenfields 2 Brownies delivering hampers Brownies christmas

 

Breakfast with Santa

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More than 60 Rainbows from across Telford South Division attended a special Breakfast with Santa event at the Park House Hotel on 2nd December. The girls were invited to have breakfast with their very special guest and were also given the chance to meet Santa as well as taking part in a sing-along. A great time was had by all and special thanks to the staff at the hotel who were happy to get into the spirit of things too by dressing up for the event.

Shropshire Celebrates

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On Saturday, 1400 members of Girlguiding Shropshire celebrated 100 years of guiding in Shropshire with a carnival fair themed event at Shrewsbury College. Rainbows and Brownies from across the county spent the day at Shrewsbury College taking part in activities such as bhangra dancing, circus skills workshops and a silent disco, as well as adding to a tile mosaic which will be displayed at the Jackfield Tile Museum to mark our centenary. The girls then made hats and shakers and took part in the carnival parade along with guides and senior section members.

Whitchurch District Thinking Day

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Whitchurch held a District Thinking Day event on Sunday 5th March in the Whitchurch Market Hall. The theme was a celebration of the 50th birthday of one of the WAGGGS World Centres at Sangam, India. The event was attended by nearly 100 Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Rangers, Leaders and helpers from Whitchurch and Prees.

Activities included Bollywood-style dancing, tasting Indian foods and mocktails, henna designs, making elephants and lotus flowers. District Commissioner, Rebecca Harding, visited Sangam in January and gave a short talk about her trip and all learnt the Indian greeting “Nam aste”.

Wem District Thinking Day

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Wem District Thinking Day celebrations were held on Sunday 19th February at Attingham Park. Over sixty Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Senior Section attended the event and spent the afternoon involved in  outdoor challenges ranging from Picture Trails around the Mansion to Orienteering across the park. Everyone gathered in the afternoon to renew their promise and enjoy a slice of Trefoil Cake; the day ended with a traditional evening of campfire singing.

Rainbows Theatre Trip

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1st Market Drayton Rainbows enjoyed a trip to Theatre Severn at the beginning of the Christmas holidays to watch Santa’s New Sleigh. All the girls really enjoyed the show and their gift from Santa.

Rainbows Christmas Party

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The 2 Rainbow units in Whitchurch held a joint Christmas Party enjoying party games, dancing and food.  The Rainbows each brought items to be donated to the Whitchurch Food Bank at Christmas.

 

District Pantomime Trip

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On Saturday, 90 girls from Ellesmere District headed over by coach to Theatre Clwyd to see the Aladdin – the Wok ‘n’ Roll pantomime.

Arriving with plenty of time to spare, the girls played a few games before they headed inside to eat their lunches before the performance began. They had ice creams at the interval and some of the girls even got the chance to have photos taken with the cast members.