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.

Shropshire Way – Celebrations

Posted by Martin Wynn

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.

The Apprentice Comes To Shropshire

Posted by Martin Wynn

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.

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.

Severn Gorge Rangers

Posted by Martin Wynn

 

Severn Gorge Rangers have had their first meeting since lock down. They tackled a section of the Shropshire Way from Ironbridge up through Coalbrookdale and gained their Shrosphire Way Challenge badges. All socially distanced of course! It was a dull evening but very humid. An encounter with some skittish cattle made the return route quite memorable!  Everyone really appreciated being able to meet up in person again. Next up is an evening of campfire cooking.

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

“Sunrise” leap day walk

Posted by Amanda Taylor
Leap Day 2020 saw 19 early rising Shropshire Guiding members and two dogs climb the Wrekin in the dark. We renewed our promise at the top at dawn. No visible sunrise that day but it didn’t actually rain for the entirety of the walk which was a bonus this winter.As always it was cold at the top of the hill so the hot sausage sandwiches and drinks when we came down were most welcome.

As the route covers part of the Shropshire Way each participant will gain their Shropshire Way Challenge badge. Between us, we’ve already recorded 66 Guiding miles on the Shropshire Way. If you want to know more about the Challenge the information should be on the Shropshire Guiding website soon and there will be a drop-in session at County day.