30 Year Award and Recognition of service

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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.
30 years have flown by.’


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The 2nd Ellesmere Brownies were treated to a fun-filled weekend with loads of enjoyable activities in and around the Lyneal Guide Centre. The brownies arrived at Lyneal Guide Centre where they settled in and later went on a torch walk to The Lazy Cow Cafe. The girls enjoyed a lovely dinner before taking part in an array of activities such as feeding the ponies, gently handing little chicks and dissecting owl pellets. The fun continued as they walked back to the Lyneal Guide Centre using their torchlight to find their way. At the Lyneal Guide Centre, the brownies made conker wreaths, aborigine painting, made up dress-up plays and much more creative activities. Their second day at the Guide Centre was no different from their arrival day. On their second day, the girls enjoyed face painting and taking part in an aviation challenge. They also went on a walk around the canal and Colemere, looking for insects and words of a safety sentence on a pre-laid trail. On arrival back to the Lyneal Guide Centre, the girls enjoyed a picnic lunch they prepared in the morning. They were then awarded badges before heading home with their parents packed with loads of exciting stories to share.

Whitchurch Trefoil Guild – Launch Event

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Whitchurch Trefoil Guild Guiding for adults officially launched on the 16th of September 2019. 10 members attended and made their promise along with Cris Jones and Muriel Rayner (representing County Trefoil).

It was agreed that next year, individual members will host a meeting once a month and they would decide the theme, activity and/or speaker for each meeting. Meeting times and venues would be announced closer to the meeting dates.
So far, there has been a commitment from 15 members, with another 5 or 6 ladies considering membership.
Upcoming Events –
31st October 7.00 – 9.00 pm
Bring along something special to you and share your memories
Venue: Church House Whitchurch  –
4th and 5th November (day-time)
Lyneal Craft Days
Venue: Lyneal Activity Centre
Monday 25th November 2.00 – 4.00 pm
A local  florist will be helping us produce a Christmas Door Wreath  (cost  £15)
Venue: Church House Whitchurch


Goodbye from Clare & Pat

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Clare and Pat celebrated their 5 year county commissioner term with a meal at Hodnet Hall gardens. The weather was delightful and guests were able to look at the gardens before presentations were made. Clare received her Laurel Award and 20 year long service and Lady Jane her 40 year service. We also presented Cris Jones as the outgoing Trefoil Chairwomen and other Vice Presidents with long service awards. We welcomed our new County Commissioner Sarah Myers and her assistant Catherine Coleman.

Outstanding Achievement Award

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Frankie Dolan from 1st Lawley Brownies was presented with an Outstanding Achievement Award tonight for her bravery whilst on holiday last September where she saved a young child’s life. When she went swimming Frankie noticed a young child drowning who had gone out of their depth and then pulled the child to the side of the pool. Frankie acted quickly and fearlessly.

Well Done Frankie

Shropshire Cares, Shropshire Shares Badges

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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.

2nd Ellesmere Brownies

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Brownies completed the charities badge by having hearing dogs for the deaf visit. Writing thank you cards and organising a sponsored silence where they promoted the charity to friends and family. Raising a staggering £ 325.50.

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First Brownies in Shropshire to receive Gold Award

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Two girls from Baschurch have become the first in the county to earn the new Brownie Gold award – the highest award available for Brownie Guides.

Emma Weir, 9, and Emily Phimester, 8, from 1st Baschurch Brownies, were presented with their awards on Tuesday(15JAN) after completing a series of challenges which included running part of the weekly meeting.

Emma finished her award in December while Emily completed the award on Tuesday.(15 JAN)

Well Done Emma and Emily

2nd Ellesmere Brownies

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2nd Ellesmere Brownies enjoyed a trip to Cadbury World on 8th December 2018


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.



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