Elements 2024 is a county camp open to all Girlguiding Shropshire members.
The theme is the elements, Earth, Wind, Air, and Fire. The aim of the camp is to celebrate Girlguiding in Shropshire, with a focus on our impact on our world. Our residential camp is for Brownies, Guides, Rangers, and Young Leaders. There will also be a members visitor day on Sunday 28th July so that Rainbows and non-camping Brownies can join in the fun. Don’t worry if this is your first time camping we will be here to support you to have a great time, alongside experienced volunteers.
Click the link below to our Elements Camp page for all the latest information.
Crafty carols! A fun, free event for all volunteers, to say thank you for everything you do. Everyone is welcome.
Join us at our Volunteer ‘thank you’ event on Sunday 26th November 2-4pm in Shrewsbury. Get Christmassy and socialise with other volunteers, learn some new crafts and of course there will be Christmas Carols. Drinks and mince pies will be provided.
Our Girlguiding Shropshire members are the best and we want to celebrate the great things they do! Every month in 2023 we will be celebrating your superheroes and saying thank you. All you need to do is let us know about your superhero and the special things they do. We need to know a few details so just use our form to give us your nominations and we will do the rest!
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.
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.
It’s been 30 years of non-stop activity. Caroline Ford from 2nd Ellesmere Brownies received her 30-year award. Her husband Mike Ford was awarded recognition of service for Dofe. Caroline began guiding in 1989 after being Brownie and Guide herself.
Starting as a unit helper with Prees Brownies 1989, she then went on to be the leader of that unit. In 1999, after 10 years of involvement with the unit, she moved to Studley Warwickshire. Here she assisted with another Brownie unit for four months then starting her own unit 2nd Studley (St.Marys) in 2000.
This unit was very successful and Caroline ran this for a further 16 years together with becoming the District commissioner which led to recruiting and the further development of a 2nd Guide unit and Rainbow unit.
Moving back to Shropshire in 2015 she volunteered with 2nd Ellesmere Brownies to slow down. This rapidly became another unit under Caroline’s leadership with a current membership of 27 girls.
Caroline said ‘Guiding has been tremendous fun with some fantastic leaders who have made all experiences for girls, parents and leaders memorable happy occasions.
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