Telford International Centre played host to an epic Kids Festival this February 2023 half-term… Girlgiding Shropshire joined in the fun, volunteers from Girlguiding Shropshire manned the colourful and exciting girlguiding recruitment station over the 2 days giving lots of children a taste of girlguiding.
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.
On Saturday 5th March, Marion Wynn The County Archivist, arranged a Girlguiding Shropshire archive exhibition at St Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury. This exhibition was titled “We Change As The Lives of Girls Change” and showed how Girlguiding in the county has changed over the years. One of the panels depicted the dedication of the old County Standard at this church in 1951 attended by Lady Baden-Powell. The exhibition was supported by the girls and leaders of Shrewsbury Division focusing on Girlguiding today. A mention must be made of the PR Team who braved the cold weather outside.
To celebrate Thinking Day twelve members of Girlguiding Shropshire (plus a baby) and three guest leaders from Wednesfield climbed the Wrekin in the dark to watch the sunrise on the 20th February 2022. Despite the recent storms we didn’t get very wet but the wind on the top of hill was strong and cold. Everyone, with support and encouragement from each other, made it to the top where we renewed our promise. Sadly not a glimmer of sunrise was to be seen due to clouds. After making our way down we all enjoyed the hot drinks and sausage baps laid on for the walkers. As the route covers part of the Shropshire Way everyone qualified for their Shropshire Way Challenge badge. This walk brought the total Guiding Miles completed on the Shropshire Way since Thinking Day 2020 to 1324. Well done everyone.
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.
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