MEMBERS OF GIRLGUIDING IW QUICK TO HELP PHILIPPINES DISASTER FUND.

Within days of hearing of the disaster in the Philippines members of Girlguiding IW quickly organised a raffle and had a ‘large orange bucket’ campaign to raise money.  At the leaders County Training Day £100 was raised in a few hours and as more members became aware of the disaster other schemes were put in ... read more

BROWNIES TRAVEL THROUGH SPACE

Brownies from the 10th Newport Unit recently travelled into outer space via all the planets in the solar system thanks to The Isle of Wight Planetarium. This adventure into space formed part of the Brownie’s Star Gazer Badge which the girls have been working on for a while. With all the girls and their leader, ... read more

RAINBOWS AT THE NEEDLES

With the local areas of Girlguiding IW now reflecting the names of well known areas of the Island and the girls grouped in Sections rather than Districts it was only fitting that the Rainbows from the Needles Park Section, together with their leaders should visit The Needles Park. All of the 70+ girls attending enjoyed ... read more

BROWNIES TURN PINK IN AID OF CHARITY

Brownies from the Isle of Wight Osborne Section decided to wear something pink instead of their usual brown uniforms recently all in the aid of charity. Nearly 100 girls met up for an afternoon of fun with craft work, games and singing on the agenda. This event, which was held at Hunnyhill Primary School, Newport ... read more

MAKING A PROMISE AT NORTHWOOD BROWNIES.

  Girlguiding Isle of Wight Ambassador and Olympic Sailor Shirley Robertson OBE paid a visit to Northwood Brownies recently. This was no ordinary visit though but a special Promise ceremony evening for one of the Brownies as the first Brownie in the unit to make the new Promise.   Shirley who had been a Brownie ... read more

GIRLGUIDING’S BIG GIG

  Guides from across the Island had a day to remember as they headed to London’s Wembley Arena on Saturday 12 October to see a pop line-up perform at Girlguiding’s BIG GIG 2013. All the girls were thrilled to see some of their favourite pop acts, including Little Mix, Union J, Conor Maynard and Katy ... read more

BROWNIES VISIT UKSA

Brownies from units in Brighstone, Carisbrooke, Totland and Yarmouth had an exciting evening of water sports at UKSA during the summer. After designing rafts it was the turn of the girls to see if the rafts would float and if they did then which team would win the raft races. Some unusual designs were drawn ... read more

MARIE CURIE PRIZE FOR VENTNOR GUIDE DAISY McKENNA

Ventnor Girlguiding member Daisy McKenna has won a prize in a national competition organised by Marie Curie. Julie Hudleston, leader of 1st Ventnor Guides where Daisy (aged 12) is a member said “I don’t know where I read it but we have been doing the competition for the last four or five years at least. ... read more

GUIDES AND BROWNIES HAVE FUN

Held in the grounds of Ryde School older Brownies and the Guides from across the Island enjoyed all the fun with a day camp. Activities on offer were: traditional tent pitching, camp fire cooking, handicrafts, knotting and gadget making as well as pioneering with rope walks high in the trees. To round off the day ... read more

RAINBOWS HAVE FUN IN THE SUN

Despite very high temperatures during the summer of 2013 the Rainbow members of Girlguiding IW have been having fun in the sun with the girls and their leaders enjoying an end of meetings for the year treat. Several units of Rainbows explored Seaview Wildlife Encounter enjoying especially the penguin feeding where every girl had the ... read more